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Re: Freeswan (CentOS 4.5)



On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 09:49 -0800, Mr.Scrooge wrote:
> --- tony chamberlain lemko com wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 
> > Has anyone had experience with Freeswan?
> > 
> > We have a situation where say there is a Linux machine in City 1 with IP address 10.0.0.10 (for
> > example)
> > and a Linux machine in City 2 with an IP address of 10.0.0.20 (for example). Now these machines
> > are
> > in different cities, so machine 1 cannot just open a socket on 10.0.0.20 because machine 2 is on
> > a different
> > network. Each machine does have a router, say City 1 is 65.15.47.28 (for example). To get into
> > City 1from
> > outside the network you go through thr router, use 65.15.47.28 which routes into the LAN. The
> > same for
> > City 2. For a unix process on 10.0.0.10 to send to 10.0.0.20 it would have to send to
> > 65.15.47.28 which would route
> > it in. Problem is, its from address would be 10.0.0.10, which the machine at 10.0.0.20 wouldn't
> > know about.
> > A process on 10.0.0.20 would have to do something similar to respond.
> > 
> > Now these machines have to actually be able to use each others' 10.0.0.X addresses. I assume
> > this is possible
> > via a VPN. They don't have any Cicsco VPNs or anything, and they asked whether it is possible
> > just using
> > Linux (CentOS) to set up a VPN. I did a bit of searching and found a couple things. Freeswan
> > seemed to be
> > the most promising, though other packages could be just as good.
> > 
> > Is the above scenario possible with Freeswan or can you recommend some other way?
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> Wouldn't port fowarding work here?
> 
> -Max
> 
> 
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Maybe already mentioned by others: OpenVPN could help.

http://openvpn.net/


Calin

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