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Mergic has announced the release of Mergic VPN 1.1, a virtual private network (VPN) client with support for Palm OS 5 handhelds. The VPN client uses the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) to allow handheld users with Internet access to securely connect to a private network, such as their home or corporate LAN.
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PPTP only?! oh MAN!

sempai @ 11/2/2003 10:05:18 PM #
I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but nobody seriously uses PPTP for VPN's do they?

Why can't they do L2TP over IPSec?

I was really hopeful I'd have something I can use, but my office doesn't use PPTP. And rightly so!



slacker!

RE: PPTP only?! oh MAN!
helf @ 11/2/2003 11:23:07 PM #
/me feels a nice breeze as this dudes comments rocket over his head.


;)



RE: PPTP only?! oh MAN!
Bartman007 @ 11/3/2003 1:08:09 AM #
I regularly configure VPN proggies for clients so they can access work from home and I can safely say that while I know how to do it, I have never had to configure PPTP. Every client/company I have dealt with uses IPSec.


Peace,
-Bartman007

RE: PPTP only?! oh MAN!
lemketron @ 11/3/2003 11:33:23 AM #
For IPSec, talk to Certicom (though it seems to currently only be available for the PalmOne Tungsten C):
http://www.certicom.com/products/movian/movianvpn.html


RE: PPTP only?! oh MAN!
The Ugly Truth @ 11/3/2003 2:22:22 PM #
For IPSec, talk to Certicom (though it seems to currently only be available for the PalmOne Tungsten C):

Really? I thought I had this for a Palm back in 2000. I'm sure they had announced it (and I thought I had tried it), but maybe it was just vaporware.

Sometimes the truth just isn't pretty™

RE: PPTP only?! oh MAN!
TDS Computer @ 11/3/2003 7:28:11 PM #
PPTP is very simple to set up, and works great with NT 4.0 servers as well as 2000 Servers. For small companies who just need a few connections, it really works quite well. I would guess that there are thousands of small to mid sized companies who use PPTP. It can also work with other protocols in addition to TCP/IP (It encapsulates the other protocols around a TCP/IP wrapper) - That comes in handy in some instances.

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RE: PPTP only?! oh MAN!
lemketron @ 11/3/2003 8:35:24 PM #
OK, slight clarification: Certicom had IPSec on 68K (before OS 5), but for OS 5.x it seems to only be available for the Tungsten C. So, if you have a Tungsten C, IPSec is available. Otherwise (for OS 5.x) it's PPTP for the time being...

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