WDS with AES encryption

Bruno Randolf bruno.randolf at 4g-systems.biz
Fri Feb 13 14:06:22 EST 2004


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On Friday 13 February 2004 19:26, Jun Sun wrote:

> Tinc is pretty similar to OpenVPN.  Any comparison between those two?

i just had a look at both this week. this are the main differences, imho:

* openvpn can use certificates, tinc does not

* tinc only needs 1 port for multiple incoming connections, openvpn needs a 
seperate port and configuration file for each tunnel

* tinc is more suitable for a peer-to-peer VPN with more than two 
participants: when you are connected to one peer, and need to send a packet 
to another part of the VPN tinc can automatically create the connection to 
the other one.

* in contrast openvpn is more oriented towards a single tunnel.

* tinc has been criticized (http://tinc.nl.linux.org/security) for having some 
security flaws, i have not found any security analysis of openvpn.

i think it mainly depends if you want a simple tunnel between 2 hosts 
(openvpn) or if the VPN should cover more than 2 hosts (tinc).

greetings,
bruno
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