[lug] Rethinking Ubuntu
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Wed Nov 15 17:02:28 MST 2006
On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 05:44:51PM -0600, Hugh Brown wrote:
> >Is there anyone on this list who DOESN'T use openvpn with their desktops?
> Yes. ssh is sufficient for me (though I work at a University where my
> desktop is on the Internet, so I have other problems ;)
I guess I don't really know how popular OpenVPN is. I assume it must not be
that popular among the Ubuntu crowd. Mac and Windows both come with VPN
services in their home editions, though, right? That should be a clue that
it's a necessary feature I think. I just checked, and linux-pptp seems to be
a main Ubuntu package. So they will update the security for the proprietary
Microsoft VPN but not the most popular Free VPN? :<
If there's a downside to OpenVPN relative to PPTP other than "Microsoft
doesn't use it", I'm all ears. I'm not an expert on VPNs, but I haven't found
any flaws in OpenVPN yet, and if there were flaws they would probably affect me.
I would go so far as to say OpenVPN is "excellent" software, and I'm pretty
cranky and don't say that often about software.
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