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Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), 1st edition

  • Oleg Kolesnikov
  • Brian Hatch

Published by Sams Publishing (February 4th 2002) - Copyright © 2002

1st edition

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Overview

Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) covers the most popular VPN technologies available for the Linux platform. In the early chapters the theory behind VPNs is discussed, including needs and uses. Common network and host configurations are also covered. Subsequent chapters drill down into the implementation and configuration of specific software packages. Specific, detailed instructions are included as well as troubleshooting information. This book will be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to implement a Linux-based VPN. This book will meet the needs of anyone, from the Linux user to the experienced administrator to the security professional.

--Oleg Kolesnikov

Table of contents

I. VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS.

 1. Introduction to VPNs.

 2. VPN Fundamentals.

II. IMPLEMENTING STANDARD VPN PROTOCOLS.

 3. Building a VPN with SSH and PPP.

 4. Building a VPN with SSL/TLS and PPP.

 5. IPSec.

 6. FreeS/WAN.

 7. PPTP.

III. IMPLEMENTING NONSTANDARD VPN PROTOCOLS.

 8. VTun.

 9. cIPe.

10. tinc.

IV. APPENDICES.

A. Commercial Solutions.

B. Selecting a Cipher.

C. Glossary.

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