ipsec vpn on debian 6 for road warriors

Posted October 28, 2013 3.4k views
Hi! Just wondering, could anybody provide an instruction for setting up a working ipsec vpn server for remote clients (hiding traffic on public places like airports etc) I tried to set things up with openswan, but couldn't connect after setting up.

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by Bulat Khamitov
A Point-To-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows you to implement your own VPN very quickly, and is compatible with most mobile devices. Even though PPTP is less secure than OpenVPN, it is faster and uses less CPU resources.
P.S.: when I try to set up ipsec on ubuntu droplet, things work great.
Debian is a composition of free software to form an operating system. Debian VPN best combines with OpenVPN provides an extra security layer on open networks like WI-Fi Hotspots. You need to make a decision here whether you want tun (routed) or tap (bridged) connections. The main difference is that tap will give the client a network address on the server network, whereas tun creates a private network managed by the server.
Debian VPN best suggested for people who use Smartphones at WI-Fi Hotspots.