[Durham] October meeting: anyone know anything about VPN?
richard at helpquick.co.uk
Mon Oct 19 16:08:52 UTC 2009
Hopefully from your post, people will realise that the meeting is indeed
I have done a bit with VPN, and use OpenVPN every day now...
I'm ok for the memory to go to a good home...
Dougie Nisbet wrote:
> At last month's (September) meeting someone, and I apologise for
> forgetting your name, (Ian?) was telling me about using VPN to access
> his home network. I've always steered clear of VPN because:
> - I have no idea what it is
> - I have no idea how it works
> - I can't see what use it is to me
> - it involves security and stuff
> With the advances in mobile internet and broadband dongles and what have
> you I think I may try and find out a bit more. I'm motivated by having a
> couple of webcams at home that I'd like to keep an eye on. In the past
> I've written some unruly scripts for album
> (http://marginalhacks.com/Hacks/album/) and uploaded bits to some
> webpages. Why bother if I can just phone home? Like I say, I've always
> run away in the past as I think I'd need to change some settings on my
> router to allow certain incoming traffic. It should be apparent that I
> only have the vaguest idea of what I'm talking about here, but if anyone
> fancies giving me a piece of their mind on the subject tomorrow night I
> shall be all ears and beerfully grateful. If there's anything I could
> install (Ubuntu 9.04) on my laptop let me know and I'll do it before the
> meeting. Or to change on my router, an elderly Zyxel Prestige.
> Talking of which; Richard - I upgraded the memory in the laptop to 2GB
> and took out the original 512MB piece that was in there. It's no use to
> me. I'll bring it along tomorrow in case it's any use to you, otherwise
> free to anyone else who wants it. (from a Tosh Equium A80-132).
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