Secure tunnel: SSH or SSL or IPsec?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Jun 17 13:50:11 PDT 2003

Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> I need to create a secure connection over the inter between my workstation at
> home and a server I have elsewhere.  My workstation is running RELENG_5_0 and
> the server runs RELENG_4_8, both up to date.  I need the secure connection to 
> occasionally access swat and VNC remotely.  You can assume all the ports I'll be
> accessing are local to the server.  My workstation is behind a Linksys BEFSR
> router doing NAT with an IPsec passthrough.
> What would work best in this situation?

Just to throw something else into the mix.

I've used vtun in the ports (net/vtun) with great success.  It's fairly easy
to set up and works like a charm.
You can configure it to use any port you want, whatever's available.
It's what I would use if I were in your situation, so I thought I'd recommend it.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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