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Old 11-09-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Can we do secure PPTP over the SSH, in security, like a VPN?


Since Openvpn is too complicated, i.e. not Human to be installed and not standard, as microsoft, PPTP over SSH could be a solution?

Is this secured? Any ideas how to make it, if it is still an up to date way to be in our network?

Is PPTP still valuable tool. It is said not to use it anymore.

If ok, is there HOWTO / TUTO good for Debian Squeeze?

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I found this doc. but ok , http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/...ict555941.html

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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I'm confused.

Ssh traffic is encrypted. What problem are we trying to solve?
 
Old 11-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
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If you want a pptp VPN server, you can get one for Linux even if you don't want to use OpenVPN
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #4
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If you want a pptp VPN server, you can get one for Linux even if you don't want to use OpenVPN
Unfortunately it is too much complicated to setup a openvpn server under linux.

I would rather use a PPTP which has nothgin to configure, and make it secured over SSH.

What do you think?
 
Old 11-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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i dont think you understand what pptp is. it is just a different flavor of VPN.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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i dont think you understand what pptp is. it is just a different flavor of VPN.
but pptp is not recommended to be used, because it is unsecured, is this right?
 
Old 11-21-2009, 12:24 AM   #7
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I'm one of those paranoid types. Is it possible to ssh tunnel my samba mount?

Sure it is. The following lines on a shell should have the desired result.
ssh -f -N -L 9900:myserver.cims.nyu.edu:139 myname@myserver.cims.nyu.edu

mount -t smbfs -o username=myname,port=9900 //localhost/myname /local.mount.point
can I do something like this for pptp? whcih port?

pptp is not secure but is more standard than openvpn.
openvpn needs lot of exe and complication.
You take windows XP, setup the connection with pptp and it works
no openvpn exe files.

 
Old 11-21-2009, 04:21 AM   #8
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I made a schematic of what I would like :

http://yellowprotoss.ye.funpic.org/w...RED_UBUNTU.jpg




here they say that pptp is not secured: http://www.poptop.org/

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:49 PM   #9
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but pptp is not recommended to be used, because it is unsecured, is this right?
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/VPN-Options.html

takes work but you can secure pptp enough, but if you are wanting military grade security, then pptp will not be your option and you MUST learn howto configure a proper vpn server/client relation.
 
  


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