[clug] recommendations for "roadwarrior" VPN?

Tony and Robyn Lewis beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 29 13:28:39 GMT 2006

Andrew Goodall wrote:
> Hi Brad
> Have you considered OpenVPN? I've had some success with 'host-net' but 
> haven't tested it extensively.
> http://openvpn.net/

I'll second openvpn.  I have a work VPN and a home VPN on openvpn, and I 
can't complain at all.  Has clients for Windows, Linux and Mac.

For fun bedtime reading, here's some articles I had archived from past 
research.  OpenVPN comes up well:

 * http://mia.ece.uic.edu/~papers/volans/table.html - a good table comparing VPNs by functionality and popularity
 * http://mia.ece.uic.edu/cgi-bin/lxr/http/source/doc/HOWTO.
 * http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/09/22/164231&tid=152&tid=78 - SSL VPNs and OpenVPN: A lot of lies and a shred of truth
 * http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/linux_vpn.txt - a technical look at Linux VPNs.  OpenVPN scores well, mentions OpenSWAN and slams CIPE, vtun and tinc


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