[K12OSN] easy VPN?

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Fri Apr 23 20:26:00 UTC 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 14:40, Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> > Dear Folks,
> > 	I need to set up a VPN between 2 sites connected to the Internet.
> > I need something that is easy to install and configure and that is robust
> > enough to do windoze networking - need to mount a remote directory on a
> > pc. If you have any experience, ideas, please share. thanks julius
> Redhat/fedora/k12ltsp has CIPE built in so you can configure it
> with the redhat-configure-network GUI.  It runs over UDP and
> doesn't object to going through NAT on the way.  It probably
> isn't the most secure choice but unless you are a bank it
> should be good enough.  If you aren't starting with a machine
> with CIPE included, I'd look at openvpn first.
	I can actually use light-weight k12 server for remote end and a
spare k12 server for hq end - cipe is obviously included. my problem with
cipe is the documentation. it is rather verbose in obvious places and very
sparse in non-obvious. The description of server end seems to translate
into "and the magic happens here". the docs for openvpn are a bit scary.
	perhaps i just need to plug away at cipe. thanks, julius

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