Re: Stable NT based solution|
Damion Wilson <dwilson,AT,ibl,DOT,bm>|
Thu, 4 Jul 2002 21:32:27 +0200|
I know you weren't being insulting, but this is Open Source (or FreeWare, or
whatever we're calling ourselves this week), so it's up to all of us to fix
the things that ail us :-)
You can run CIPE over any UDP port/s you choose to. If you want to use the
or NTP port numbers, that's fine. If you do a netstat -a and the UDP port
that you want to use isn't bound by any other application, go for it.
I think that there are a few people using it successfully for various
situations. I'd be interested in knowing if the NT4 box crashes consistently
when doing large data transfers over the tunnel, and what the BSOD messages
It should be even easier than that. The original scenario for CIPE-Win32 was
for a remote user to connect to an internal Sybase database. CIPE-Win32 was
left running all the time so the link always appeared to be up, but, of
course, tunnel packets could only be transferred when his computer was
connected to his ISP. If you dispense with the dialup metaphor, it actually
gets simpler. You can then shut it down whenever you want or change the key
whenever you want. If you reboot the box, it comes back to where it was with
no extra interaction.
I never liked the dialup semantics used by PPTP. This stuff should be
non-intrusive instead of in your face all the time. VPN software doesn't do
all that much user interaction and all it really needs from the user is a
session key or passphrase. You should be able to stop it and start it when
you want to, but that should be a button pressing kind of action, not the way
those guys went about it.
On Thursday 04 July 2002 03:47 pm, you wrote:
> Sorry Damion,
> I wasn't trying to write off your work as being unstable.
> The best price/perfomance internet solution for soho that we have here in
> Belgium is a product from Telenet called Pandora Pro.
> It's a cable modem solution without fixed IP address, but it's used
> frequently in Belgium.
> In order to have VPN's over this link, I need to search for non-standard
> solutions as Telenet has a very harsh policy. They don't allow IP traffic
> below port 1024 from and to the internet and their DHCP renew time is... 30
> minutes! Sometimes they even force the issue and disconnect & reconnect
> cable modems that are up for a long time...
> So I turned to CIPE, and some dynamic DNS program to fix those variable
> With the latest build on a win2000 machine on one side and an NT4 server
> SP5 at the other, when retrieving POP3 e-mail from an nt server, the latter
> just rebooted at a certain moment.
> I admit I should try some more configurations, the problem might be at my
> end. I was just inquiring if anyone succesfully is running Cipe-Windows,
> and what platforms they are using, so that I can test on the right
> platforms right away.
> CIPE is really nice for LAN-to-LAN solutions. In the future it would be
> really nice if the CIPE adapter could be transformed into a dial-up adapter
> so it can be used to "dial-in" when nescessary; just like PPTP and IPSEC
> Yves Smolders
> Hofline International
> tel +32 15 55 47 20
> fax +32 15 55 46 70
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Damion Wilson" <dwilson,AT,ibl,DOT,bm>
> To: "Yves Smolders" <yves.smolders,AT,pandora,DOT,be>
> Cc: <cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de>
> Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 8:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Stable NT based solution
> My test setup is three machines using three point to point links. One is
> Win2K, one is NT4.0 and the other is Mandrake 8.1. The test procedure is a
> constant data transfer over each of the links (for weeks).
> I would rather know what the problem is instead of writing things off as
> Stable Yet"
> On Thursday 04 July 2002 11:16 am, Yves Smolders wrote:
> > Peter,
> > I do not intend to connect them straight to the net, there is adequate
> > firewalling at each side. (FreeBSD bridging firewalls with shaping)
> > The problem is, I like Cipe but I'm not very experienced with linux just
> > yet. It's a shame the NT versions aren't stable yet...
> > Yves Smolders
> > Hofline International
> > yves,AT,hofline,DOT,be
> > tel +32 15 55 47 20
> > fax +32 15 55 46 70
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter van den Heuvel" <peter,AT,bank-connect,DOT,com>
> > Cc: <cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 12:46 PM
> > Subject: Re: Stable NT based solution
> > > > Does anyone here have tips on how to make 2 NT based machines
> > (2000/XP/NT)
> > > > connect stable?
> > >
> > > I never use Microsoft boxes directly on the net. There's always a Linux
> > > firewalling and cipe box in between. And that's just as stable as my
> > > ISP connections. For your average DSL you could probably run a 386 with
> > > a hand built 2.2 kernel. I'm not saying that NT would be bad, just that
> > > the relevant Cipe implementation is not yet as mature and that a decent
> > > firewall seems harder to get right.
> > >
> > > Peter
> > >
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