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- Join Date
- Nov 2005
Very new to Linux, in fact haven't even installed it yet, but am planning on installing SUSE 10 next week.
My question is, does anyone know of a free VPN client?
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
It depends what kind of VPN you are going to be connecting to
If you are going to be using IP-SEC then http://www.strongswan.org/ would be worth checking out.
If you need PPTP then take a look at http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/
Another option is http://openvpn.net/, it uses SSL.
Or for extremely quick and dirty you could try ppp-over-ssh (google for it), but it's not a very elegant solution.
As far as I know those are the main protocols available. The second two are easier to set up because they can be ran over a NAT without any problems, but PPTP has security issues if you use passwords to authenticate (especially MS-CHAP v1) and as far as I know the pptp-client for linux doesn't support user certificates.
Personally, I like OpenVPN. It took me mere minutes to set up, it seems to be quite secure and it runs over NATs without modification so it's quite flexible for different situations.