[PLUG] Announcement: September PLUG Meeting: Virtual Private Networks

Michael Dexter dexter at ambidexter.com
Tue Sep 3 13:47:47 PDT 2013

Portland Linux/Unix Group Meeting Announcement

Who: Ted Mittlestaedt
What: Virtual Private Networks
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

See location H-10 on the PSU map at http://pdxLinux.org/campus_map.jpg

Virtual Private Networks

Our illustrious IPv6 authority will give a talk on popular Virtual
Private Network options, including:

1) standard IPSec clients - require static IP at each endpoint, and are
supported out of the box by Windows, Cisco IOS, Mac, and Unix using
raccoon and similar programs.

2) Modified IPSec VPN clients - example is the Cisco IPSec VPN client.
This is a proprietary modification used to allow one end to have a
dynamic IP number.

3) SSL VPN clients. Cisco has one they call AnyConnect that is
proprietary. OpenVPN is another example.

4) PPTP. This was supposed to have died years ago but since Microsoft
ships the PPTP client with Windows it is still very useful is situations
where the network admin is forced to provide VPN services to clients
that she has no control over.

5) L2TP. This is what PPTP morphed into, Microsoft supports it natively,
so it has the same benefits (to the network admin) as PPTP plus the
Microsoft implementation allows for encryption using IPSec with

Ted is the Co-Owner of Portlandia IT and author of the FreeBSD Corporate
Networker's Guide

Calagator Page: http://calagator.org/events/1250464769
PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxLinux.org/


7:00 - 7:30  Announcements
7:30 - 8:30  Presentation and Questions
9:00 - ...   Refreshments

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Michael Dexter
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See you there!

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