Establishing site to site VPN connectivity between HO and Branch thro Linux
Posted on 2007-10-12
I Have two locations (HO and Branch) Both places i Have taken 2mbps ADSL Broadband. I have static ip
at both the places. I need to establish site to site VPN so that users can access the resources either way.
but due to budget constraints ( less than 1000 us dollers) i cannot go with an ideal solution like going for cisco integrated routers.
One of the vendors has suggested to do this connectivity thro linux as it comes with inbuilt firewall and
proxy server and there is no licencing cost. All we need to do is buy 2 systems with dual ethernet card whcih would cost us 500 us dollers and his configuratuion charges of around 250 us dollers. This whole thing fits very well into our budget.
I want experts advice whether this workaround solution give accepatable level of performance.