VPN = Virtual Private Network

A network within a network. A VPN allows the creation of a virtual network that can use other networks (e.g. the public internet) for transport. VPNs often encrypt any data they send over the transport network.

Commonly used VPN implementations:
  1. IPSec/OpenSwan: Part of IPv6, difficult to setup and particularly complicated in NATted environments
  2. OpenVPN: Easy to set up, uses SSL
  3. PPTP: Microsoft protocol that comes with known security flaws

See also

Created by: admin, Last modification: Wed 04 of Jun, 2008 (23:01 UTC) by JustRumours
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