[nycbug-talk] VPN vs IPsec

George R. george
Fri Jul 15 13:41:51 EDT 2005

Michael Shalayeff wrote:
> Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from michael:
>>After the last NYCBUG talk "Angelos Keromytis: OpenBSD IPsec stack" I have been reading up on securing a wifi connection.  Two alternatives to WEP are OpenVPN and IPsec.
>>According to a SANS white paper (http://www.sans.org/rr/whitepapers/vpns/1459.php) "IPsec VPNs are either too expensive or too difficult to use securely."  The paper goes on to support OpenVPN.
>>Angelos gave an informative talk and even put up graphs that showed IPsec pushes more/faster.
>>I know there are a lot of variables to examine, but...
>>1. Does anyone bother to secure wifi beyond WEP?
>>2. Are OpenVPN and IPsec good alternatives?
>>3. Of those which makes more sense for a wifi installation?
> it's really hard to answer your question as you have left out
> every bit of information that would allow to make any answer.
> in fact it's just a troll post (;

MW has been known to troll on this list.  We allow him to get away with 
it since he puts 15 hours a week into NYCBUG-related stuff.

but who's the worse than a troll with his inaccurate time?

Here's a cool site MS: http://www.openntpd.org/



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