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On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:50 PM, Brian Johnson <voyager.106@...> wrote:
> I do know, however, that getting a working VPN solution on Linux has
> been...contentious, to say the least, in the past. As you all hopefully
> know, we've been trying to migrate from the legacy VPN concentrator solution
> to an SSL-VPN solution. The first attempt was vpn.duke.edu. The latest, and
> hopefully permanent attempt, is portal.duke.edu. Both solutions require you
> go to a URL with a java-enabled browser (but not Free/Open Java, such as
> IcedTea, but Sun Java), download the AnyConnect client, and pray to the Java
> gods that it all magically works.
I heartily suggest everyone tries sshuttle, which uses ssh
port-forwarding and iptables/ipfw NAT magic as a replacement for
packet-encapsulating VPN solutions. Put simply, you can have full
transparent VPN connectivity with *any* SSH connection, as long as the
server you're connecting to supports ssh and python (and what