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RE: VPN on NT
From: "Keith.Morgan" <Keith.Morgan () Terradon com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 09:51:02 -0500

I've run Windows NT RRAS to PopTop VPN's.  I've also deployed linux ipchains
based firewalls using PopTop for remote access.  My experience has been as
follows:

Ipchains and ipmasqadm have worked beautifully.
PopTop has worked well WITHOUT mppe encryption, and mschapv2.
Working implementations for me have not encluded Microsoft encryption, and
have relied upon CHAP for authentication to the pptpd.


Attempting to install the PPPD patches under slackware linux to allow the
pptp encryption has never worked for me, and at least once was disastrous.
(the patches modify kernel include files... they rendered my system useless
until I was able to recompile a clean kernel).

If anyone has any *good* documentation for getting microsoft encryption
working on Slackware Linux 4.0 - 7.1, I'd *LOVE* to see it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Feldman [mailto:Jonathan () chathamcounty org]
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 9:34 PM
To: firewall-wizards () nfr com; jjn () peoplelink com
Subject: Re: [fw-wiz] VPN on NT


PoPToP for Linux (PPTP server) seems to work ok from a 
functionality standpoint - and it's free.  The benefit, of 
course, is that every Win9x/NT box in the universe has a free 
client for it.

I've used it VERY casually, and have not done extensive lab 
tests viz performance or security.  I know that MS's initial 
implementation of PPTP was thoroughly lambasted by Schier 
among others; I'd be interested in whether folks have done a 
similar study of PoPToP.  Anyone?

Cheers,

--Jonathan
Chatham County ICS http://chathamcounty.org
Contributing Editor, Network Computing Magazine http://nwc.com
"Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting"
"Network+ Exam Guide" http://feldman.org


Jeremy Noetzelman <jjn () peoplelink com> 10/26 4:02 PM >>>
I'm looking to find a good (preferably free) VPN product for 
NT/98 use,
the server should be unix based ... right now we use FreeSWAN for unix
VPN, but we need a good solid windows client to grant the 
windows users
remote vpn access.  Anyone have any pointers?

J

-- 
 
Jeremy Noetzelman
Director of Network Architecture
PeopleLink

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