RV042: which linux client for client/gtwy VPN connection ?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by msevestre, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. msevestre

    msevestre LI Guru Member


    I currently have two offices linked through VPN Gateway to Gateway by two RV042.

    I am also able to connect successfully using QuickVPN.

    I have my main computer at home running under linux Mandriva 2007 and I would like to connect to my office VPN through the Internet (fixed IP)

    Could somebody help me to find & configure the correct client software to do this please ? (openvpn ? openssh ? other vpn client ?).

    The only help I found in Routerworld we site seems to use Windows clients :(

    Thanks for any help,
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    have you tried using pptp? linux should have a pptp client does it not? the RV042 has a PPTP server.
  3. msevestre

    msevestre LI Guru Member


    in fact, I don't really konows :) And I'm hoping someone already had to solve this issue before and that it will give me clues and what& how to use :)

  4. msevestre

    msevestre LI Guru Member


    I was able to establish a PPTP link from Linux to RV042 with success... can I rely on this connection or is there another more secure Client to Gateway process that is possible (if possible, I'm interested :)).

  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    using a pure ipsec vpn client would be more secure, however depending on the content of data you are tranfering over vpn, would depends on the security you want. the ipsec client may incur a slight degradation of vpn bandwidth, though this maybe more than the overall upstream bandwidth of the rv042. you may want to look at http://www.freeswan.org/
  6. msevestre

    msevestre LI Guru Member

    Thanks, I'll check this.

    As behind are my office networks, the more security I have, the better it is :)

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