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Old 11-06-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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need linux vpn that windows can connect to. Any sugg?

Hello all,

I am looking for a vpn server that works on slackware but people using windows can connect to it using the windows vpn software on XP home. Any suggestions? ......

Thanks Ryan
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poptop or openvpn are two choices.
Old 11-07-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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I'll back michael

go for openvpn
OpenVPN supports Windows 2000/XP, starting with OpenVPN 1.5.
Configuring it is very easy and wont take much time

Peeyush Maurya
Old 11-07-2004, 07:12 PM   #4
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I've found poptop to be the easiest to configure. You may need to recompile your kernel for encryption, which is what I had to do, but it was easy and worked fine.
Old 11-08-2004, 09:04 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Peeyush Maurya
I'll back michael

go for openvpn
OpenVPN supports Windows 2000/XP, starting with OpenVPN 1.5.
Configuring it is very easy and wont take much time

Peeyush Maurya
I'll back Michaellk AND Peeyush:

I've been using OpenVPN for a few months now. I built a cheap OpenVPN server box with an old Cyrix 233/64MB box and Slackware 10.0. I'm running OpenVPN client on a company Dell laptop with XP Pro Sp1. I'm currently connected to my VPN server in the 'States from my hotel room in London.

One of the features I found most usefull with Open VPN is it traverses NAT routers (you don't need to opt for the more expensive public IP when ordering Internet access for your hotel room. If your particular hotel doesn't offer public IP, then you're still OK.)


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