Re: PPP VPN solution over ssh tunnel?
From: Chris (ceo_at_nospan.on.net)
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 19:50:56 GMT
Dave Carrigan wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>>I've seen some messages here which lead me to believe this is possible,
>>but no explanation for how it's done...
>>I run an ssh tunnel home from work all day long. (How many network
>>dawgs DON'T???) Works great. I could run a traditional VPN connection
>>home, but the free VPN that comes with Windoze only sees one network or
>>the other (either the one at work, or the one at home).
>>So I thought I'd just create a virtual PPP connection home through my
>>existing tunnel. Window (as stupid as it is) would just think it's a
>>PPP connection (well, it would be), and treat it as such. So I'd be
>>PPP/VPN'd into the house, and still connected at work.
> You probably don't want to do ppp over ssh. It can be done, but you can get
> some weird latency and throughput issues.
So I was able to determine. VPN using PPP over SSH is definitely out as
> You might want to look into
> openvpn instead. I believe it has a windows client, although I don't know
> how well it works. For linux-linux vpns, I really like openvpn.
I ran across OpenVPN today as a possible SSH/VPN solution.
Turns out there's not a whole lot out there on this sort of thing (SSH
VPNing in this way) I think mainly because it's not a common scenario
(to have ssh out, but no VPN ports open.)