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Re: VPN server in Fedora



Itamar,
First, thanks for your (really rapid) response.
I know about openvpn project.
The question is why there are no rpms of pptpd in recent
fedora releases (like 9,10,11)? is it because that the openvpn
solution is better than the pptpd solution?

Regards,
Mark


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Itamar Reis Peixoto
<itamar ispbrasil com br> wrote:
> you can use openvpn
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Mark Ryden <markryde gmail com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> - I found out that there are two common ways to run a VPN server
>> on Linux. One way is using ipsec, with projects like openswan/strongswan.
>> The other is running pptpd server; this implements a Virtual Private
>> Networking Server (VPN) that iscompatible with Microsoft VPN clients,
>> and allows windows users to
>> connect to an internal firewalled network using their dialup.
>> See http://poptop.sourceforge.net/.
>>
>> When looking for rpms for Fedora 11 or Fedora 10, I found out that
>> there is no pptpd
>> ("yum install pptpd" results in
>> No package pptpd available.
>> Nothing to do).
>> There is however, openswan rpm for fedora 10 or 11.
>>
>> My question is: what is the reason that there is no pptp rpm packages for
>> newer Fedora distros ? is some other solution replaces it ? is there a better
>> Linux VPN server solution which enables Microsoft VPN clients to connect to
>> a Linux VPN server ?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Mark
>>
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