[plug] Centos openvpn question if I could

Chris Griffin griffinster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 11:50:53 WST 2012

Systemd is the other reason i am bumping Fedora.
On 31/01/2012 9:20 AM, "Andrew Cooks" <acooks at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Ian Kent <raven at themaw.net> wrote:
>> > It looks good but I have installed openvpn (openswan) and rpm tells me
>> > it is there but the /etc/openvpn directory is not there nor is the
>> > /etc/init.d/openvpn startup script.
>> Obviously you won't find that in an openswan install since it would
>> conflict with the init script in an openvpn install.
> OpenVPN and Openswan will not necessarily clash, unless the init scripts
> make incorrect assumptions about TUN/TAP interfaces. Each service should
> have its own init script. (systemd is yet another thing to trip you in
> Fedora 15).
> As a side note, Openswan is an ipsec implementation which works on the
> TCP/UDP layer of the network, whereas OpenVPN works like any "normal
> application" on top of TCP/UDP. Ipsec can be really hard to use in the
> NATed networks and dynamic IPs that are common today, whereas an
> ssl-over-udp tunnel like OpenVPN is relatively simple, so don't switch if
> you can help it.
> A.
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