[MLB-WIRELESS] PPTP via 802.11

Nath P nathp at optushome.com.au
Sun Aug 15 12:52:34 EST 2004

I'm just playing with the same thing, but using windows boxes. I came 
across OpenVPN which seems to work well, and is easy enough to setup, 
though haven't got the routing quite figured out yet (XP pro doesnt make 
the nicest routers, but it was handy)


  (1) Linux 2.2+
  (2) Solaris
  (3) OpenBSD 3.0+ (Comes with OpenSSL and TUN devices by default)
  (4) Mac OS X Darwin
  (5) FreeBSD
  (6) NetBSD
  (7) Windows (Win 2K + XP only so far)

- Nathan

Rowan Crowe wrote:

>I am looking for security solutions for my free internet project. If my
>understanding is correct, WEP only protects the network as a whole;
>there is no unique encryption or login for an individual node. If you know
>the password (as public access members would) then it's the same as
>viewing unencrypted traffic.
>Windows 98+ seems to support PPTP (VPN) out of the box and FreeBSD has a
>suitable server available. Is anyone using PPTP? How secure is it compared
>to WEP? Are there any MTU issues due to the per-packet encapsulation?
>Using an "... over ..." solution also means that I can set things up to
>allow an unencrypted backdoor for people who stumble across the AP. For
>example, any direct IP access on port 80 brings up a web page with
>information on how to configure PPTP settings.
>L2TP looks like another possiblility.
>Any experiences or suggestions are appreciated...
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