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Re: VPN solution(s) for Fedora Core



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On Saturday 22 May 2004 19:06, Nathan Robertson wrote:
> I know this will leave a bad taste in peoples mouths, but from a
> practicality point of view the Microsoft VPN (MPPE and friends, iirc)
> is implemented by a kernel patch in ppp CVS (providing the ppp_mppe
> module). I've got that patch in my kernel at the moment and it works
> well. The great thing is that it works with everything - Linux, Mac
> OS X and Windows, and works over a masquerade for the client. I think
> these two points are important (particularly useful for RHEL
> customers, I would have thought) - range of client compatibility, and
> the client working over a masquerade.
>
> The patch has been around for a fair while (I've had it patched in
> for about 6 months now, god knows how long it's been around before
> that). I haven't bothered looking into why Linus hasn't merged it,
> since crypto is now in the kernel. Maybe patent issues in the US?

I do believe the biggest thing is that the module taints your kernel.  
Non GPL compliant I do believe.

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