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VPN choice on a Macbook

Posted on 2014-12-10
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Setting up VPN on my Macbook, I have 3 choices for VPN type: (1) L2TP over IPSec, (2) PPTP, and
(3) Cisco IPSec.   What is the difference between these choices, and what are the reasons I would choose one over another?
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For a beginner in this topic i will explain the differences between. All 3 doing mainly the same. You create technally a tunnel between to end points and send pakages through. The difference is how the the tunnel is secured against break ins or better to say if someone is able to mirror this and afterwards to try to decrypt.

You have to decide which you can use (depends on the other side too) and how important is the performance. classical pptp came from windows so normaly you would choose this if the other end is a windows server/client. l2tp ocer ipsec is a quite of standard and Cisco Ipsec only a few can do.

If i had to choose i would choose the l2tp over ipsec, not because of any security reasons only because of the future and the need of any change.
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