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Depends on the VPN. Some service providers are shady as crap.

What you are looking for either SFTP/SSH would work fine as well as PPTP. Both utilize encryption. If you are looking to use PPTP make sure you force MS-CHAPv2 (not v1) and use a long, random passphrase. Your traffic will be encrypted by MPPE and should not be easily obtainable by any party between you and your server.
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I am using openVPN and I can specify what hash I'm going to use into the
config file, so I'd say it's secure! But if you just want to connect into
a linux/unix machine remotely just use ssh.
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yes VPNs are safe are long as you use SSH tunneling (I believe, a bit of a noob to this myself) nobody can see any data being transfered between the VPN client and host
You don't need an SSH tunnel to be secure.

I typically setup IPSEC Vpns and create my own cert for them. This is 100% safe/secure.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
yes VPNs are safe are long as you use SSH tunneling (I believe, a bit of a noob to this myself) nobody can see any data being transfered between the VPN client and host


Tunneling VPN connections through ssh would be really slow due to
the encryption VPN provided as well as the ssh.
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Beers how are you retired already? lol
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Depends on the VPN. Some service providers are shady as crap.

What you are looking for either SFTP/SSH would work fine as well as PPTP. Both utilize encryption. If you are looking to use PPTP make sure you force MS-CHAPv2 (not v1) and use a long, random passphrase. Your traffic will be encrypted by MPPE and should not be easily obtainable by any party between you and your server.
I see.. you think you can tell me how to configure MS-CHAPv2?
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post #17 of 18
You don't really need VPN for that...just set it up to remote into it. You will still need to enter a user name and password so it is about as secure as you can get. Some one could capture your packets and look at them if they knew where to look, but if it was just media files they would stop looking pretty fast as they wouldn't care about it. That is what a VPN is really for...to secure the packets and connection
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just use a free logmein.com account if that's what you want.
 
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