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Re: [SLUG] Win2k - Linux VPN
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Win2k - Linux VPN
- From: John Clarke <johnc+slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Mar 13 17:52:05 2003
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On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 05:14:58PM +1100, Phil Scarratt wrote:
> My concern with the PPTP path is the reported security issues:
It's actually MS's implementation that's flawed rather than PPTP itself.
However, the most likely reason for using PPTP is Windows clients and
that means MS's implementation.
Bruce Schneier has analysed it and found it to be severely flawed, and
recommends IPSEC instead. That's good enough for me. From
3. How bad is it?
Very. Microsoft PPTP is very broken, and there's no real way to
fix it without taking the whole thing down and starting over.
This isn't just one problem, but six different problems, any
one of which breaks the protocol.
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