[TriLUG] VPN recommendation
Tue, 5 Feb 2002 14:02:21 -0500
Alright. I must've taken the brown acid this morning.
Talking over the problems I'm having with my manager. He says, "Well, if
Linux is cheaper and faster to get running, and isn't too hard for the remote
users to setup, then let's go with it" or words to that effect.
(That was said around 11 AM, and my head has just stopped spinning.)
Thanks to all of you that responded to my non-Linux question. Now it's Linux
So. I know it's cheaper, and I can get FreeS/WAN installed pretty quickly.
But the thing that I'm afraid will cause the most problems...
Ease of use for the remote user.
Whats the best software client for the remote user?
Also, I need to support the following OSs. win9x, WinNT, win2K, winXP.
I'm also pretty certain I would like to support PPPoE if possible.
can I use one thing that will suit them all?
I've been looking at freeswan.org, and the interop docs, but the company
sites referenced don't seem to go beyond windows NT for client software
support, and for 2000 they use 2000's odd IPSec.
Any further advice you can give is, as always, appreciated.
On Tuesday 05 February 2002 09:26 am, you wrote:
> OK, it's only slightly Linux related, but you are the greatest
> concectration of IT Geeks I've got access to.
> I need your help. (Duh)
> I need recommendations for VPN hardware. Not FreeS/WAN. (It just won't
> fly in our corporate environs. )
> However, the product needs to interoperate with FreeS/WAN.
> (Cause it is the only way I'll connect in.)
> I've been looking at Netscreen, but the resellers I've been talking to keep
> changing their minds on how many tunnels a given box will support. And
> upping the price.
> So, what are you using/like in the VPN hardware world?
> Thanks again,
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