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Old 12-04-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Choosing VPN Server - Freeswan or PopTop?


Does anyone experience with both or some others. I'm fairly new to the linux world.

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Old 12-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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VPN

I've used PoPToP before and it's relatively easy. It depends on the type of VPN client you are running, and what kind of connection. poptop is more for pc to lan VPN while freeswan (IPSEC implementation) is more for LAN to LAN connections.

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Old 12-05-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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I'm running Windows XP remotely and would like to connect to my Linux File server.

I'm trying to find good instruction on installing the VPN Server (PopTop) on my Mandrake 10. Not the client - my clients are Windows XP.

Can you advise?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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then poptop would probably be ideal. find a rpm for poptop and install it, you should be able to find one at sourceforge, if not at worst make and install it. Once you get it installed I can help with setup of configuration.

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Old 12-05-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
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I downloaded three RPM's (PPTPD, PPP, DKMS) that I found at this site:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/poptop/

I'm not sure where to go from there or what folder, etc. None if the documentation really gives an explicit step by step (I'm a little new to Linux). Anyways, I clicked on the PPTPD RPM and it said it cannot install do to unsatisfied "libpcap.so"

I tried all three in different order thinking maybe one must beinstalled before the other, but no luck. Anyways, now I'm clueless.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 10:55 PM   #6
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Ok you may need to download libpcap.so or the library it comes in, do some research regarding it. That or it may be in one of the other two packages. You will need the latest version of PPP so that you do not have to patch the kernal to get 128-bit encryption. Once you have them all installed I'll help you get it set up.

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Old 12-06-2004, 01:38 PM   #7
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Okay, it looks like this is the definition:

"libpcap is a library used by packet sniffer programs. It provides an
interface for them to capture and analyze packets from network devices.
This package is only needed if you plan to compile or write such a
program yourself."

I found this at: http://www.suse.de/en/business/produ...0/libpcap.html

There appears to be lots of different downloads at: http://rpmfind.tux1000.org/libpcap.so.0.6.2.html

So i'm not sure which one to use, but I suppose I can try them all. Do many Linux Programs require this many separate parts to install one service? Is there a reason that they're not all packaged in one RPM? Anyways, that's probably a question for another day, I'll keep trying various installs so that I can move forward with these three installs to get VPN going.....
 
Old 12-06-2004, 03:44 PM   #8
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dependancies depend on the author and what they use in their program and why they do. I think the library you need is either a new requirement for poptop, or was installed by default in the past. MOst of your dependancies are usually satesfied and installed automatically when you install an RPM that was distributede with your distrobution. I would download the latest (newest one) to install for the library.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:29 AM   #9
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PopTop vs FreeSwan

I am coming up on trying a VPN server and choosing between PopTop & Freeswan.

I noticed the post above indicates: "I've used PoPToP before and it's relatively easy. It depends on the type of VPN client you are running, and what kind of connection. poptop is more for pc to lan VPN while freeswan (IPSEC implementation) is more for LAN to LAN connections. "

It has been a while since this thread was started so I wonder if there are others with opinions about one VPN server or the other? My purpose in exploring a VPN is to offer my sister in another time zone some remote & secure storage.

Thanks - Scott
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:14 PM   #10
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Will you post here if you get Poptop running and what distro, vpn client, etc, that you use?
 
  


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