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On 8/24/2014 12:22 PM, markw at wrote:
> I would opt to use openvpn instead of an SSH tunnel. You have a better
> control over security and "ease."

Meh. Shell access is an on/off toggle. Changing how you flip this toggle
doesn't offer better or worse security, nor does it make anything
intrinsically easier or more difficult. One can just as easily manage
access with PAM and LDAP groups.

I think of it this way: If users need access to everything on an
isolated network then a VPN usually is the better choice. Otherwise SSH
is the better choice. Right tool for the job and all that.

That said, I'd avoid using OpenVPN. I don't like X.509. I want X.509 to
die in a fire. I want it to die painfully and permanently and never
bother anyone ever again. For Linux to Linux I'd use Layer 3 tunneling
over SSH using sshuttle to handle the heavy lifting.

Rich P.

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