Paul on Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:25:22 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Security Alert about VPN

LeRoy Cressy wrote:

I Saw the following article on

which lead me to this great article "Linux's answer to MS-PPTP"

With your interest in security and those who are considering setting up a VPN I would take this information very seriously. The worse thing that can happen is to think that you are secure when you are not.

There are a few messages about FreeS/WAN as a more secure alternative to the packages in the article. FreeS/WAN is based on IPsec if that makes a difference.

One minor oddity that I noticed is half-encryption, encryption of packets moving in one direction only, in one particular case. I'm sure it's a config issue.

Anyway, if PPTP is that great, why is M$ coding for IPsec now?

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