WAN & VPN Security

Declan Moriarty junk_mail at iol.ie
Sun Aug 28 02:49:21 PDT 2005

Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
> Declan Moriarty wrote:
> > The Government here (if you would call it that) has a
> > decentralisation policy which is resulting in WAN connectivity for
> > each department to a central VPN.
> > 
> > Is this remotely secure? Even if it is, is it hackable? I am
> > presuming windows, and ssh are also involved. But wan means 2 people
> > broadcast, and surely any third one can pick them both up.
> > 
> Sure, you can pick up anything...whether you can make sense of what
> you 'pick up' is the question.  If this is just involving windows
> connectivity issues, have a google for 'VPN', 'MSCHAT-V2' and 'MPPE'
> and related mppe patch(m)es(s) for linux kernel.  Security is pretty
> good but certainly not unbreakable.  I have MS style VPN working on
> LFS for server side (for remote VPN sessions from windows PCs) should
> you need assistance in coping with it.  I can't imagine it being more
> difficult setting up the client....this assuming you are dealing with
> MS VPN.  If not, you should be searching for L2TP, or maybe even Cisco
> variants which I know nothing about except that they require a
> separate client on MS boxes.
> Hope that helps you find what it is you are looking for.

I was just imagining 
	a) there could be money in security Audits
	b) Every Secret Service will be falling all over the place
laughing at how stupid this is.


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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