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Old 02-28-2012, 10:21 AM   #16
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I installed pptpd(vpn0 in centos and configured and i able to connect to this vpn server from outside, but as pptpd is not more secure how can i make it more secure
You load OpenVPN....that's what its for. OpenVPN and PPTP are two different things, that behave differently and provide different functions. Pick one.
 
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:12 PM   #17
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The problem

The real problem here is a lack of communication and it not coming from this side. If you want to set things up to allow workers at home to continue to work on your servers at your work and have access to the files and folders they have at work you must have secure VPN. End of story.

However, bear in mind that these kinds of operations need to be set up by someone who knows what they are doing. Clearly you don't. Get some wise adviser/consultant to map out what you really need and then help you install it so that you may maintain the system after the wise adviser/consultant goes away. This will not be free, but it does not have to expensive. Write down in the form of a proposal precisely what you want the users to be able to do, then chop off everything they do not really need. Then get a cost estimate for the firewall and VPN components (actual hardware) and a cost estimate for the work. Present it to your boss and ask them for the money to go ahead. Write two proposals, the real proposal which will be detailed and technical and a proposal of no more than two pages written at about grade nine level for your bosses and other non technical admins. The second one should be clear, they will not comprehend the real one anyway.

From years of experience and constantly being told "dumb it down, dumb it down."

I believe I have answered your question given the dearth of information presented to us.


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Old 02-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #18
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Thanks for Reply, but i want to known that pptpd is also a vpn server , then what is difference between openvpn and pptpd , i think only security is good in openvpn as compare to pptpd anything else you want to add about pptpd and openvpn

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:09 AM   #19
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Thanks for Reply, but i want to known that pptpd is also a vpn server , then what is difference between openvpn and pptpd , i think only security is good in openvpn as compare to pptpd anything else you want to add about pptpd and openvpn
AMAR
PPTP is *NOT* a VPN server, in the strictest sense. If you want to know the difference, have you bothered trying to go to Google, and putting in "linux difference between pptp and openvpn", and pressing ENTER???
https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn/openvpn-vs-pptp

OpenVPN is more secure. PPTP is for the Microsoft PPTP VPN service. If you want VPN features, then LOAD VPN SOFTWARE. Doesn't get much simpler than that.
 
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