[linux-elitists] Pompous Top 10 List

Sam Phillips sam@dasbistro.com
Thu Jun 14 14:12:38 PDT 2001


On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 12:33:50AM -0700, Heather wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 12:02:11AM -0400, Brooklyn Linux Solutions wrote:
> > > 
> > > <<By going through the VPN you can get to the machine, since the VPN
> > > tunnel allows you to be part of the NAT'd network.>>
> > > Thank You Sam
> > > 
> > > Why should that be faster than ssh into the gateway and then ssh to the
> > > box?
> > > 
> > 
> > I never said it was faster.  It's just more direct/easier.  Especially if
> > you're already VPN'd into the private network.
> 
> If the connection is like this:
> ________
> |      |        ________________.
> |  You -----ssh---- VPN          \ Destination
> |______|        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.'
> 
> and the VPN is doing crypto as well as NAT, it might be slower, because
> you're getting double-encrypted.
> 

That's true.  I wonder if a crypted VPN could detect encrypted traffic
and just flag it to leave it alone.  Or would this not be desirable?

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Sam Phillips <sam@dasbistro.com>                http://www.dasbistro.com
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