[svlug] Best VPN hardware for small office...
svlug at futures.com
Sun Jul 20 12:20:52 PDT 2008
Another option if you are using a Linux server would be Untangle:
Scott Boyd wrote:
> OpenVPN is the best solution. Better than any of the variously
> proprietary hardware solutions I've worked with.
> You just need use Linux as the firewall/VPN router at the edge of the
> network you are protecting. An old P3 will do the trick for most
> office internet connections, but if you want a solid-state solution
> look at reflashing an inexpensive Linksys router like the WRT54GL to
> use OpenVPN by using Tomato or OpenWRT. (Tomato seems easier for most
> people, but adding OpenVPN to it is a bit harder.)
> This will cost a lot less than $300 and there are no client license
> fees. There are some setup and management time costs, but those are
> true of any VPN where you have to manage the access of individual
> client systems.
> See the OpenVPN "How to" for more info:
> Drew Bertola wrote:
>> Sargun Dhillon wrote:
>>> The best solution for I would say is OpenVPN. It works on all
>>> platforms. It complies with export restrictions. Based on the levels
>>> of encryption you could get a variety of levels of throughput. It is
>>> free, open source, etc.. It doesn't have the insurance of a big
>>> business. Of course you can find a consultant in the Bay Area which
>>> can support this product ;-P.
>> Thanks, Sargun,
>> I was looking for a SOHO hardware solution - something that goes
>> beyond pptp out of the box, since that is still a bit clumsy under
>> I don't trust Linksys to deliver a good product. In my experience,
>> they don't do very well with things like TCP window scaling.
>> Anyone have experience with Netgear's SOHO VPN solutions? Any others
>> come recommended?
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