How to turn a sub 100$ device into a VPN endpoint with RSA

Posted by wjl on Nov 28, 2005 5:06 AM EDT; By wjl
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I am the network administrator for a healthcare company. When I joined that company, there was internet access through ISDN dial-in (PPP), which was done by a SuSE linux box some guy had set up. But my boss wanted something better, so we took a little time to investigate.

We decided for SDSL and a commercial firewall (Astaro), which is based on free and open source. That was a clever decision, as it now shows.

The intro maybe a bit long, but here wjl explains how he turned a Linksys WRT54G into a VPN endpoint with RSA security using OpenWrt.

"You simply cannot say it too often: choosing the route with internet standards like IPSec, and choosing free and open source programs and operating systems makes life just so much easier."

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