"How does this involve Linux, VPN and remote access?
"Wayne wants to be able to do the following:
* Have remote access from Alaska to New Mexico for running the
telescope system over the internet.
* Have remote access to video surveillance at the observatory and
vacation house during the months that no one will be occupying the
* Be able to remotely power cycle all devices on the remote
* Have a support person who can access these systems remotely to
set it all up once connected.
* Do all this on a budget that he can afford."