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I have used ipcop in the past and really like it. I haven't used it in a while, and thought I would try it again because I want to setup a VPN. I just bought a new router and I'm sure it has a VPN but I like to build my own to learn some things.
So I looked up ipcop and I got the impression that it isn't still being supported or developed.
So my question is, is there something like ipcop that is current, or is ipcop actually current and I got the wrong impression. If so, I could stick with ipcop.
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Hi,

IPCop is still being developped. The latest releaze was in 03.30.2014. It supports both IPSec VPN and OpenVPN.

IPSec is as you know implementing IPSec based VPN and OpenVPN implements SSL based VPN.

If you want to build your own router to connect to IPCop then you can go with a one compatible with dd-wrt or OpenWRT distros for your router. In this case you can easiy implement OpenVPN since these distros support OpenVPN by default. IT is very easy to setup and maintain.

If you want to go for a router with commercial firmware you can go for brinads like LinkSYS, US Robotics, DrayTek etc. Just make sure that they support VPN but not "VPN passtrough" in this case they only allow VPN traffic inside of your LAN and don't have their own VPN capability. When they do they generally support IPSec not SSL VPN.

IPSec VPN requires a bit more configuration because IPSec implements authentication and encryption separately. So you need to configure both and it may be a bit time consuming to get it running with a third party product. Commercial products generally prepared documents for connecting two same brand routers via VPN. Furthermore your ISP might ot might not be blocking IPSec. Since IPSec communication over IP backets for initial handshake nadn authentication.

Cheers,
K.
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thank you for the help
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you're welcome.
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