[K12OSN] easy VPN?

Paul Davison pauldavison at psps.com
Sun Apr 25 22:27:15 UTC 2004

Hi Julius,

No one has mentioned it yet, but I use IPCOP (20Mb iso image) 

This is one of the nicest firewall distros I have ever seen.  I have 
been using it for remote locations for about a year now, some of the 
connections are on tempermental DSL connections and we run replicating 
databases and some windows networking.  it is rock solid for my 
purposes. It has very easy setup, and is fully linux based.  It is worth 
checking out. I use it for ipsec VPNs but I believe it supports PPTP and 
others.  Ofcourse, it is a linux distro, so you could add anything you 
want I guess.  It has a nice https gui, and ofcouse the regular command 
line tools.  The one thing this offers me over most inexpensive hardware 
options (like netgear) is that I can have a cron job forward logs and 
other info to be parsed and presented on a single internal page so I 
have up to the minute (five minutes actually) info on all my remote systems.

Hope that helps


Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> Stuck, that's what i am. gui setup for cipe is nice and easy, everything
> goes smooth, i set up one end as a server and the other as a client. key
> copied and pasted, everything is hunky-dory, netstat -r looks good on both
> ends, but ping to either virtual interface doesn't work from the remote -
> no vpn. rats! i have the uneasy feeleng that i am missing something.
> tomorrow i'll try it on two servers on the same network segments, so that
> there will be no firewalls involved. if you can think of a something
> outside og cipe gui that i need to do, plese tell me. julius
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