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Don't forget the encryption
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Apr 04, '06 12:21:54PM

If you're doing this for security reasons, please don't think that bypassing the 'Net by using a couple modems directly talking to each other over the phone network is going to be even marginally more secure.

Encrypt the link anyways. If you've got a high-speed network connection available, just set up a VPN and be done with it. But, even if you don't have a high-speed connection, you still should set it up as a VPN.

If you think it through, you'll realize that the set of people who can eavesdrop on Internet traffic--telecom companies and law enforcement--is pretty much the same set of people that can eavesdrop on POTS traffic. Few ISPs aren't also telecom companies, and all the big backbone providers are all major telecoms, after all....



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Don't forget the encryption
Authored by: gshenaut on Apr 04, '06 12:59:50PM

That's an interesting point, and definitely on my to-do list. I'm assuming I can use IPsec on both servers to do this on the bridge subnet (with setkey?), and I'll be set. But IPsec is still somewhat mysterious to me.

Greg Shenaut

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Don't forget the encryption
Authored by: Azathoth on Apr 04, '06 11:24:26PM

Just use openvpn it's really easy to set up und performs well.

I use it on my dedicated server (Linux) with a Samba listening on the VPN interface to mount my home dir over the encrypted line on my iBook.

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