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Re: Recommended way to setup an encrypted tunnel (a VPN)



On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 05:36:08PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> I have to connect two networks together and the virtual link needs to
> be safely encrypted (some users know SSH but some will just POP
> blindly and LDAP in woody is not SSLized anyway).
> 
> I wonder what is the recommended way to setup an encrypted tunnel (to
> make a VPN) between two Debian boxes:
> 
> - I tried pipsecd + userlink. The userlink module seems severely
>   broken, at least with kernel 2.4. A simple ifconfig stays in D 'disk
>   wait' forever!
> 
> - ssh + ppp seems interesting because I know both of them. But is
>   there a trick when you combine them?
>   http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/VPN-HOWTO.html does not seem to be
>   maintained.
> 
> - GRE module in the kernel? (I use 2.4 on woody) Anyone has something
>   to say about it?
> 
tunnelv works great too. Although the docs are a bit ... short ..., it does 
the job.

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Karl E. Jørgensen
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