Best Linux distribution for a VPN Server

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Would like to ask, what is the best Linux distribution to be use as a VPN Server. Im actually a newbie interms of VPN, but as far as my researching is getting me something, thought we need VPN connection using IPSec. is that right IPSec? And how does it work? Really appreciate any answers....... thanks very much......

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This is not really a full answer to you question but I think it would help if you further define your question and narrow it down a bit. You might first want to browse the internet and fully understand all the different uses of VPN’s to better phrase your question.

Are you talking about site-to-site VPN connections or client to site VPN connections? Are you using any routers/firewalls in your connection or are you intending to use the Linux box as the router/firewall?

Do some research and further define your question and then ask again.

Good luck.


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  • VPNHaus
    I'm with Stew on this one - could you elaborate a bit? IPsec is one of the common VPN protocols (the other being SSL). Both are best suited for difference remote access needs. It sounds like you want to connect into a VPN (meaning you need a 'client') - right? There are a lot of options for both a Linux device client AND a VPN server / gateway. The one I'm most familiar with is NCP engineering. I dug up a link for you to a bunch of data sheets that might be helpful to you: These guys have customer support in San Fran (US) and Germany if you want someone to discuss your research with (not sure where you are).
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  • philboy
    Thank very much Stew. i do apologize if i couldn't elaborate more my question. maybe i really need more of reading and researching about it. Yes you're right, i intend to use the Linux box as router/firewall especially in our branch office. Pls. bear with me, im gonna try to eloborate the best way i can: what i thought, I build a Linux box here at the main office and build another box at the branch office. the box on the branch office will allow client users to connect to the main office as if they're just on LAN at the main office. by the way, our database only reside at the main office. feel free to comment and react on this. i really want to learn and know more. and again i do apologize if i couldn't articulately elaborate........ thanks very much......... philboy
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  • philboy
    VPNHaus, tnx for the link. im gonna try to read more...........
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