[kwlug-disc] Easy Software based VPN

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon May 5 14:43:04 EDT 2014


PPTP is an older, less reliable tech.  Use L2TP or, even better, openVPN.
 If you go with openVPN (as many people do), be sure to steer clear of the
versions affected by Heartbleed!

There's a comparison of some different types at
http://www.giganews.com/vyprvpn/compare-vpn-protocols.html





On 5 May 2014 14:03, Joe Wennechuk <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks .. Looks Good.
>
> One my co-workers is telling me that PPTP is no good to use for VPN
> anymore, as it is now insecure. Can someone enlighten me on this? I use
> PPTP for several things, and am curious about this statement.
>
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> From: jpoole at digitaljedi.ca
> Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 13:51:38 -0400
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Easy Software based VPN
>
> There is openvpn AS which has a gui attached to openvpn with a license
> structure, however it is free for two users but the licensing is really
> cheap for users/year fee’s.
>
> Support Local, PAM, RADIUS, LDAP for authentication.
>
>
> $7.50 per user/year but minimum of 10 users (75$ US).
>
>
> PfSense has a pretty good module for openvpn as well.
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> On May 5, 2014, at 1:43 PM, Joe Wennechuk <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hello all.
>
>    I have been tasked with setting up a VPN server. What is the quickest
> and easiest? I have set up OpenVPN before; but, I was hoping there may be a
> good VPN software package that has a GUI for user management etc. I don't
> want to have to be responsible for user management or anything after the
> initial setup.
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