Re: Connect Standard Windows VPN to Linux box

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> I think that pptp is generally regarded as low quality, insecure vpn 
> tunnel and that Windows L2TP is a much better implementation as is openvpn.
As for some external points of views I would agree, but I can not compare
how they are made "inside". The necessity of having to install openvpn client on
MSW makes its use inconvenient in that field. Have you any experience with 
openswan ?

> 
> Microsoft has fixed Windows Server and improved security on the desktop 
> OS versions to a point where it is reasonable to use them... but I still 
> prefer Linux.
I was speaking about my own experience only. Wherever I have been working 
in last 10 years (ISP, APS company, telecom) we had to ditch Windows to stop 
operation problems. Linux is nice and extremely reliable (as my example below
documented).
L:)


> ------------ Původní zpráva ------------
> Od: Craig White <[email protected]>
> Předmět: Re: Connect Standard Windows VPN to Linux box
> Datum: 15.1.2010 15:00:04
> ----------------------------------------
> j.halifax . wrote:
> >>I don't understand why. I tend to use RHEL or CentOS for servers so I
> >>was unaware of this. 
> > 
> > 
> > Paul Horwatyh said (in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=350381):
> > 
> > ===
> > The poptop server has to the best of my knowledge never been packaged as 
> > part of Fedora.
> > 
> > The client is commonly used for connecting to MS-based company VPNs and 
> > in some countries for ADSL client connections; there is not such a clear need
> 
> > for the server since a better, more secure solution is available in the form
> of 
> > openvpn. Having said that, if somebody was to package up poptop and volunteer
> 
> > to maintain it in Fedora, I doubt that there would be any serious objections.
> > ===
> > 
> > That's true, but if one wished to access openvpn server e.g. from Internet
> Cafe 
> > (when he is on the leave or business trip), he would have to install the
> > openvpn client there, right? - That would be hard.
> > 
> > More, because Linux become much more reliable comparing to Windows, 
> > Windows are being ditched from server side fields. That's also our cause.
> > We need to remove the all boxes of the  Windows platform in the server
> > side field. The reliability of Linux v. Windows become incomparable. 
> > 
> > (For example:I made some prepaid card solution for one ISP and 3.5 years after
> 
> > I left the ISP they called me. They needed to add some function but nobody
> knew 
> > where the solution was running because nobody has touched it ever. That's what
> 
> > rathe none can experience with Windows.)
> ----
> I think that pptp is generally regarded as low quality, insecure vpn 
> tunnel and that Windows L2TP is a much better implementation as is openvpn.
> 
> I don't necessarily have a 'cause' and I use Linux because it works, it 
> is free and it is generally easier to maintain. To some extent, 
> Microsoft has fixed Windows Server and improved security on the desktop 
> OS versions to a point where it is reasonable to use them... but I still 
> prefer Linux.
> 
> Craig
> 
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