Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

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Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) focuses on showing you how to get your Linux VPN up and running as quickly as possible. You will learn VPN theory and fundamentals and will master important techniques and tools needed to design and set up your VPN in a reliable, secure, and cost-effective fashion.

This book offers concise, step-by-step instructions for building VPNs based on both standard protocols (IPsec, SSL, SSH, PPTP) and popular Linux VPN solutions (VTun, ...

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Overview

Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) focuses on showing you how to get your Linux VPN up and running as quickly as possible. You will learn VPN theory and fundamentals and will master important techniques and tools needed to design and set up your VPN in a reliable, secure, and cost-effective fashion.

This book offers concise, step-by-step instructions for building VPNs based on both standard protocols (IPsec, SSL, SSH, PPTP) and popular Linux VPN solutions (VTun, cIPe, tinc). Through numerous examples and proven practices, you will gain important insights into choosing a VPN solution, installing and configuring it, setting up routing, configuring firewalls, measuring performance, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578702664
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 2/4/2002
  • Series: Circle
  • Pages: 385
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Oleg Kolesnikov received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been doing research in information security at Georgia Tech and the Berkeley Lab, focusing on network security, cryptography, and secure protocols.

Brian Hatch is chief hacker at Onsight, Inc. He is the lead author of the bestselling book Hacking Linux Exposed (McGraw Hill) and is the co-maintainer of Stunnel, an open source, secure SSL wrapper used around the world to encrypt cleartext protocols.

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Table of Contents

I. VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS.

1. Introduction to VPNs.

2. VPN Fundamentals.

II. IMPLEMENTING STANDARD VPN PROTOCOLS.

3. Building a VPN with SSH and PPP.

4. Building a VPN with SSL/TLS and PPP.

5. IPSec.

6. FreeS/WAN.

7. PPTP.

III. IMPLEMENTING NONSTANDARD VPN PROTOCOLS.

8. VTun.

9. cIPe.

10. tinc.

IV. APPENDICES.

A. Commercial Solutions.

B. Selecting a Cipher.

C. Glossary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2002

    Excellent VPN reading.

    Have bought a lot of dissapointing VPN books in the past. Was given a copy of Building Linux VPNs at RSA 2002 in San Jose, and it did everything right. If you need to get a SECURE vpn up and running, this is the book for you.

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