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Red Hat 9 As VPN Server?

Posted on 2003-12-10
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Can Red Hat 9 be used as a VPN server?   If not are there other versions of Linux that can do this?    I want to connect a few Win XP machines over the internet for some file sharing.
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Yes, you can use your linux box as a VPN server have a check here http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/VPN-Masquerade-HOWTO.html

also have a check on the phorum http://seclists.org/lists/security-basics/2003/Nov/0526.html which have many discussion on VPN linux with M$ windoz

Hope this info can help :)
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Oh also have a check here http://sunsite.dk/vpnd/ to obtain the vpn daemon for your linux, or the openvpn have a check here http://openvpn.sourceforge.net/
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Oh also RH9 already go enough, other like mandrake debian, suse bla bla bal can also do, it's only how you config, and what you going to employ.
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Yes you acn use RH9. You can also use any of the other Linux distibutions as well. The choice that you have to make is which VPN software do you wish to use. The important thing for you is to make sure that both ends of the connection support the VPN protocol that you wish to use.
Open VPN is fine (supports Linux, XP, and 2000, but not 9x):

CIPE is not suitable as it only supports Linux (but is the easiest to set up!):

IPSEC works for both:

Free S/Wan is another alternative but only available free as a linux distro - Commercial versions are available for windows.

And a general into to VPS:


Hope that helps:)

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Another useful link that applies to you:

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Thanks for repeating some of my suggestions :)


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i am using Linux redhat 9 as a vpn server linux tunneling TINC software


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