[talk] VPNs: Choosing between OpenVPN and L2TP/IPsec

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Sun Apr 19 20:15:42 EDT 2015

On 04/19/2015 11:29 AM, Isaac (.ike) Levy wrote:
> Hi All,
> So I thought folks here may have words on a topic which has hit this
> list in years past: VPN choices.

For roving VPN connectivity, OpenVPN would be easy, and would require
less user support than IPSec. Clients are available for all common
operating systems, and generally no user customization is needed. For
Linux servers, there's a prebuilt Access Server.[0] And there's a server
in pfSense that's very easy to setup.

The most complicated aspect is user management. Both the OpenVPN Access
Server and pfSense server can manage clients locally. With, plain
packages, you're on your own.[1]


[0] http://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/download-openvpn-as-sw.html
[1] http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html

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