[ale] SSH tunnel vs VPN
dev null zero two
dev.null.02 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 11:14:50 EST 2015
read the link I posted. ssh has vpn functionality.
On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Alex Carver <agcarver+ale at acarver.net>
> What built-in VPN?
> On 2015-11-06 07:44, dev null zero two wrote:
> > why not both (other than it doesn't work _that_ great)?! ssh has had a
> > built-in vpn for awhile now.
> > https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VPN_over_SSH
> > On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 10:37 AM, Alex Carver <agcarver+ale at acarver.net>
> > wrote:
> >> I'm once again mildly pondering a VPN for home use but I wonder if it's
> >> worth the effort over just having SSH with tunnels.
> >> The main purpose for either one is to let me get back to my home network
> >> from my phone so I can do things like view security cameras, check/send
> >> email, and some other minor things.
> >> As far as I can tell from the documents, I only need to open a UDP port
> >> inbound on the firewall to establish the connection because the server
> >> should then set up an outbound connection back to the client (solving
> >> the NAT traversal and stateful firewall issues, please correct me if I'm
> >> wrong on this).
> >> Is it actually worth the setup or should I just stick with SSH? The
> >> current setup is an Android phone with ConnectBot and a bunch of
> >> tunnels. If I were to go VPN I would get a new machine (likely a SBC
> >> like a RasPi) to be the server, the firewall is still a separate device.
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