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: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:39:02 -0700 (PDT)
On Sat, 13 Aug 2011, Robinson, Eric wrote:

> Okay, so after days of Googling for Linux VPN solutions 
> and finding nothing much, I finally Googled "Windows 
> firewall appliance software" and found... a turnkey 
> *Linux* open source solution. Go figure...

I guess it's the way of the future. Kaspersky and other 
anti-virus CDs for Windows are Linux, as are Windows passwd 

Looks like beefy hardware, if the number of ports is any 
indication. They have 24 ports = 12 circuits of (presumably) 
100MBps = 300M 32bitwords/sec.

When I was looking at OpenVPN and gave up after reading a 
few dozen pages of the user manual, without getting anywhere 
along the way to configure it, I found that the version for 
windows was easy to configure. My son, who needed the VPN, 
went with Hamachi, which required even less configuring.

Presumably endian has written the configure scripts (or used 
Leon's) and written a nice webpage.

> The VPN component of this is build on OpenVPN. And of 
> course the question of performance remains.

maybe this is the way of the future too.

hmm, they do have specs

but no results for "price" or "cost"

They have a virtual version too.


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