VPN - Which way to go?

D Hill d.hill at yournetplus.com
Wed Mar 5 23:51:36 UTC 2008

On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 at 23:21 -0000, a.j.werven at student.utwente.nl confabulated:

> Howdy people,
> I need to setup a VPN connection to the university's network. Now, there's a
> chapter in the handbook about "VPN over IPsec" and there seems to be this
> thing called OpenVPN in the ports collection. Which is the better way to go?
> All I need is to obtain an IP address within the university's IP range
> (because otherwise I can't use their outgoing STMP), that's all. So as
> simple a solution as possible would be preferred.
> Suggestions are welcome.

We have a Cisco VPN set up where our servers are being colocated. I'm 
using vpnc:


The configuration file has IPSec set up using its parameters:

   IPSec gateway
   IPSec ID
   IPSec obfuscated secret

Don't know if this helps or not.

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