Re: [lvs-users] [OT] High Performance Linux Firewall / VPN Device?

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Subject: Re: [lvs-users] [OT] High Performance Linux Firewall / VPN Device?
From: Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:34:19 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 9 Aug 2011, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:

> Why hasn't someone done a side-by-side shoot off of all 
> the Linux VPNs?

probably no-one has the stamina to setup more than one of 
the Linux VPNs.

How long does it take to setup a Juniper VPN firewall from 
scratch, if you're a regular competent sysadmin, but have 
never seen a Juniper box before? How long to add a new user?

At my last job we had the RSA keyfob things to access HQ. 
The meeting on the monday morning after RSA was hacked 
(about Apr 2011), I remarked that our keyfobs weren't worth 
a rusty bumper bar anymore. Our security expert hastened to 
assure our customer that all the data was safe because the 
RSA algorithm was secret (hence it didn't matter if keys 
were stolen). We were told to keep using the key fobs as 
before. Our company was later hacked.

I never found out what was listening to the keyfob numbers 
at the other end. Does Juniper do this too?


Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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