[Bridge] Encrypting Bridge?
jdwyatt at joshua.raleigh.nc.us
Tue Aug 24 08:36:30 PDT 2004
Rene Bartsch wrote:
> On Di, 24.08.2004, 01:45, Francois Ambrosini sagte:
>>On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 10:31:26 -0700
>>Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at osdl.org> wrote:
>>>The encrypting bridge isn't a bad idea, just not sure it is worth
>>>yet another VPN solution.
>>IMHO, and in addition to what Rene Bartsch said, providing an encrypted
> tunnel at layer 2 can be really useful when it comes to bandwidth and/or
> latency matters.
There is already a tool to do layer-2 bridging with encryption. Check out vtun:
I use it a great deal to do layer-2 bridging. It works with the kernel tun/tap
driver and works very well. It can use TCP or UDP as the transport, offers
compression, etc. Key management is up to you, however.
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