[nSLUG] network over WAN

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Mon Jan 14 14:00:44 AST 2008


On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:30:21PM -0400, Greg O'Brien wrote:
>
> OpenVPN and Dynamic DNS is more complicated that you want to go.

It may be more complicated then installing a usb mouse, but if someone
can install Debian, then they should have little trouble with OpenVPN
and DynDNS. As Openvpn and several DynDNS clients are debian packages
it is likely easier to install and run then Hamachi.



> Try
> http://www.hamachi.cc. 1024 bit encryption

Hamachi is not open source and the encryption has not been
reviewed.

Hamachi only has beta clients for Linux.

Hamachi requires that you trust Hamchi completely as they can
easily snoop on everything.

If you are using Hamachi you might as well consider everything to be
unencrypted and in the clear. The only thing Hamachi is good for is a
quick and dirty way to connect a couple of remote hosts together. It
provides no real security.



OpenVPN is well tested, open source software. OpenVPN uses the well
vetted OpenSSL libraries for encryption. An OpenVPN tunnel is controlled
entirely by the users and no third parties need to be trusted. OpenVPN
is secure. Hamachi isn't.



-- 
sg



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