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Hey guys, 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 ...
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    Hey guys,

    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?

    Thanks,

    Tim

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    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.

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