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Re: OpenSwan vs. OpenVPN ...



Chris Hills wrote:
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
Which is better for the following.

- FC5 server with ssh/sftp and smb to be connected to via VPN from a
known WinXP machine
- FC5 server with ssh/sftp and smb to be connected to via VPN from a
WinXP laptop from unpredictable locations, etc.

Which requires the least work Wndows client side, and which is better
overall? OpenSwan or OpenVPN?

I have never setup a VPN myself. So it is part need , part curiousity.

Please advise.

Arthur Pemberton.


Arthur

I'm using OpenVPN for a mesh vpn and Poptop for client/server. Poptop requires absolutely no configuration on the client side other than filling what's required in the "New connection" wizard. However, pptp may not be as secure as l2tp or ipsec.

There's no "may" about it; pptp is definitely less secure.

http://poptop.sourceforge.net/dox/protocol-security.phtml

Paul.


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