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Build an IPSEC VPN Without Losing Your Mind

Oct 29, 2009, 06:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

[ Thanks to Michael Hall for this link. ]

"With latency-sensitive or high bandwidth requirements, often we find OpenVPN unable to perform. IPSEC is the solution, but the barrier to using IPSEC is great. It is potentially difficult to configure, and one's first exposure to VPN concepts is often confusing.

"With the concepts explained, the task of actually making IPSEC work becomes much more tenable. Likewise, using Openswan, the fork and improvement of FreeS/WAN, makes configuring IPSEC almost fun.

"We will explain how to create a network-to-network connection so hosts at two remote sites can communicate with each other. If you have trouble setting this up, first try host-to-host mode, using the excellent tutorial on the Openswan wiki."

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