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Old 05-25-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Question VPN Server Software advise

Hi Everybody!

I need some suggestion about VPN Server Software.
I'm a university student and I live in University hostel but we have stupid and limited Internet connection in there. Our network admin blocked lots of websites for security reason. We try to use 3G connection but it was slower than 56k dail-up.

Anyway, I tried VPN server and It was great at all. So I got dedicated server from USA and I installed pptpd servers for myself and my friends but I need more professional software as a VPN server provider. (What kind of software they are use?)

because I have to

- Bandwidth limit and monitoring (if someone use all uplink its big problem for other users so I have to set up bw limit)
- give Shared and private IP for different user groups. (for online gaming
- IP logs from user group.

We can't use OpenVPN because we can't install 3rd party software on our computers If we would like to use openvpn we have to instlal openvpn client

I tried to install pptpd server on my centos server from this source: URLand it was good but I can not do my wishes (like special IP, BW limit, monitoring etc.)

Could you please give me some advise about that?
I can install any operating system on my server.

I want to use this system with my 25-30 friends.

Thank you so much and have good day!
Old 05-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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As far as Open Source, OpenVPN is absolutely the best game in town.

As far as commercial alternatives, I believe SonicWall, Barracuda and Microsoft's VPN du jour (for example, MS ISA Server) are among the most prevalent.
Old 05-26-2011, 12:46 AM   #3
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paulsm4 thanks for advice but Barracuda wants $4,000 for VPN system. SonicWall as same as barracuda.
I can't pay that kind of money. I've dedicated server and I need software.

Note: Are you sure about openVPN is REALLY open source? I mean they sell license for $5/1 connection.
I can pay $5 for each connection but the problem is I can't install software on our computers so I have to find different solution.
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