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Linux Journal: Paranoid Penguin--Linux VPN Technologies

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

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"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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