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Linux Journal: Paranoid Penguin--Linux VPN Technologies

Apr 08, 2005, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mick Bauer)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are useful and convenient things. Road warriors use them to connect to their home networks securely while traveling; geographically dispersed organizations use them to encrypt WAN links that use public bandwidth; and wireless LAN users use them to add a layer of security to their WLAN connections.

"A number of VPN packages are available for Linux: FreeS/WAN, OpenS/WAN, PoPToP, OpenVPN and tinc, just to name a few. But how do you choose the right one for a given job? I show you how in this month's column..."

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