IPsec, VPN and FreeBSD

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Tue Jan 24 22:48:19 PST 2006

On 1/24/2006 3:59 PM gahn wrote:

>We intend to build IPSec based VPN server on FreeBSD
>platform so that we can access internal network of a
>lab. The remote side will use VPN client and could be
>from anywhere of the Internet, or may be from the
>another site of the company. From the hnadbook, I saw
>the sample of site-to-site configurations and we do
>have one FreeBSD firewall (running ipfw) on both site
>and another one on another site (both have firewalls
>on them), can we do that?  Also what about the
>client-server model? What kind of clients do we need
>in order to connect to the FreeBSD/IPsec/VPN? Any
>tips/information for the configuration of the
>clients/server model on internet?
>Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I've been very pleased with OpenVPN for my needs.  Biggest downside is 
that each potential connection requires a separate OpenVPN instance as I 
understand it.  However if your client base is small, you might give it 
a look.



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