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    VPN on Linux

    I know linux can do this but has anyone here tried setting this up? Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of?

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    Re:VPN on Linux

    Lemme find out -- I got a friend who does a RedHat 7.1 VPN connection to work. I think he wrote some custom code, but I will find out for ya.

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    Re:VPN on Linux

    Hello,
    I've never set one up myself but I think you could look into something like FreeS/WAN.
    http://www.freeswan.org

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    Re:VPN on Linux

    Thanks Schotty and Stix. Forgot all about FreeS/WAN. Found something on CIPE but have not had a chance to check it out.

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    Re:VPN on Linux

    [quote author=Stumbles link=board=4;threadid=4427;start=0#44084 date=1028201614]
    I know linux can do this but has anyone here tried setting this up? Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of?
    [/quote]

    Yep, IPSec will do with many propietary brands such as Win2K/XP, Cisco,
    Checkpoint, etc.... The biggest gotcha's are that you are limited to 3DES
    encryption, x509 certs are kinda a pain to setup on FreeS/WAN for M$
    client defaults, and you'll need to compile a new kernel for 2.2.x systems.

    I've been told that CIPE is supposed to be a little more functional, but I
    haven't needed to try it as of yet.

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    Re:VPN on Linux

    Yep, IPSec will do with many propietary brands such as Win2K/XP, Cisco, Checkpoint, etc.... The biggest gotcha's are that you are limited to 3DES encryption, x509 certs are kinda a pain to setup on FreeS/WAN for M$ client defaults, and you'll need to compile a new kernel for 2.2.x systems.

    I've been told that CIPE is supposed to be a little more functional, but I haven't needed to try it as of yet.
    Thanks.

    Still waiting on the folks from the other end to tell me what I need. I suppose if one methodology is used, say IPSEC, then another cannot be intermingled with ipsec.

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    Re:VPN on Linux

    No, not intermingled. There are IPSec, PPtP, CIPE, ztunnel, zebedee,
    and some other possible protocols. Of these, IPSec and PPtP are the
    most common across commercial venders.

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