Catastrophe strikes Blue Feather's 'net presence
Tim at Rikers.org
Wed Aug 16 16:18:16 CDT 2006
Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> If anyone knows of a good, solid VPN router, in the $400-$500 (max)
>> range, with at least the following features I would appreciate
>> hearing about it. I'm currently looking at Zyxel (the Zywall 5) and
>> Multitech (RouteFinder 830).
>> --Must support 1:1 NAT mapping.
>> --Must support at least IPSec VPN with 3DES or AES encryption, and
>> --the VPN client must be low-cost or included.
>> --Preferably, should also support PPTP for when IPSec is blocked at
>> --the originating end (I've seen it happen).
>> --Must be RACK-MOUNTED, as in it has rack ears or brackets. This is
>> --NOT negotiable.
>> --The manufacturer must NOT, unlike Watchguard and Juniper Networks,
>> --nickle-and-dime its users to death for extra features.
> Have you looked into using OpenBSD? I'm not 100% sure on the VPN portions,
> but I believe it supports everything you're looking for.
I was about to say the same. A Linux or *BSD box would do all this.
Nowhere in your list to you say push button installation etc. Certianly
a cheap rack mount server running a free OS would be the most flexible
and easiest to replace/upgrade later too.
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