[sclug] Spring cleaning

Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
Wed Apr 14 14:37:11 UTC 2004

> >>Very true, just been reading up on it all, I am very tempted to play
> >>with Debian/Hurd and Debian/NetBSD, methinks a VMWare session is in
> >>progress this weekend! But I methinks that debian is looking more
> >>attractive, I just need something that is stable, secure and moderatly
> >>up to date, I kinda left debian because of this, but since this is not a
> >>desktop machine, I think debian is the most likely candidate to find a
> >>home in my network ;)
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Don't forget that you can have a 'testing' version of debian on
> your server
> >(if you want a PPTP vpn you'll need the testing version of
> pppd). It is soon
> >to be made the stable version.
> >
> >Or you can use backports.
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >
> >
> >
> So... In order to use PPTP (I don't wanna! Honest! But it is gonna be
> the only way I will be able to connect to the company VPN, I want
> IPSEC!!!) I will need to use testing... Hmmmmmmm the major thing I am
> concerned about is security, but testing at least has a decent
> repository.... damnit! Oh well testing it is then...

Or a backport (where someone has taken a testing package, and made it work
with stable dependencies). You also need the kernel patch for mppe if they
use encryption.

I'm doing a how to for a PPTP VPN server - but I can email quick
destructions to you!).


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