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Re: Openvpn and ssh
From: NewYork User <newyorkuser () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:49:02 -0500

You can also look at the SSL-Explorer (Open Source SSL VPN) if you
have multiple users. This works very well and integrates to your AD as
well (can have it's own database also). You can set security for
different users to use different programs. Installation is a  breeze
and I love it. It installs a web server and authentication is PKI
based. All you need is a web browser on any machine to connect to your
server at home. It installs a java applet from the browser first time.
After that you are all set to connect securely.

http://www.sshtools.com/showSslExplorer.do

HTH


On 1/17/06, Nick Owen <nickowen () mindspring com> wrote:
Juan:

If it is just you connecting, stick with SSH.  It's plenty secure.
Disallow root ssh access.   If you're looking to roll out secure access
to a larger number of users, look to openvpn. It will be easier to
configure for the general user base.

In terms of relative security between the two, I can't really say, it
would probably come down to how you have them configured, your
authentication methods, admin practices, etc.

HTH,

Nick

Juan B wrote:
Hi,

Can someone please explain to if open vpn and vpn in
general is more secure then using SSH to conect for
example to my server at home? and if yes why is that?

Thanks,
Juan


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