Post by Ant
On computers, they are using
... Will its settings work on iOS' VPN?
I don't know if I know enough to adequately help you, but watch out for nospam
because he gives the Marketing checkbox answer, which, often is technically
correct, but which is often dead wrong from a pragmatic standpoint.
For example, the Mac comes natively with VPN, so it gets the marketing checkbox,
but that native VPN, I'm told (I don't have a Mac) handles only L2TP with IPSec
or PPTP or Cisco IPSec, but not SSL/TLS (which OpenVPN is).
So, let's work together, although I am *not* an expert, on first figuring out
what that Cisco client you referred to handles.
From my records, here's my "assumption" of what is better and worse (although
your mileage may vary greatly depending on your setup and needs):
1. BEST: SSL VPN (Secure Socket Layer) (uses tun0)
2. JUST OK: L2TP (Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol) with IPsec (uses tun0)
3. BAD: PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) from MS (uses ppp0)
Looking at your web site:
Hmmmm... I don't see any mention of "ssl" or "secure socket layer" in the
main page you referred me to.
However, I *do* see SSL listed in this landing page:
Specifically in this PDF found at that landing page:
Where it says (verbatim):
"The industry-leading AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a
multifaceted endpoint software product. That means it not only provides
VPN access through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IPsec IKEv2 but
also offers enhanced security through various built-in module".
So, you should be good to go with the vpngate.net SSL config files.
Just remember the *purpose* of vpngate is to avoid censors, so,
it has its pros and cons.
There are *plenty* of other free ware VPN servers out there that
also use SSL if you don't want to use vpngate though, but they
all have their pros and cons.
Let me know if this helps.
Beware of the help that nospam provides.
Half the time he's right on the mark, where he knows more than I'll
ever know; the other half of the time he's a kook.
You have to actually try out his suggestions to find out whether
he's being intelligent or a kook at any one moment.
He's still worth listening to - but he wastes a *lot* of your time
when he's being a kook (usually it's to defend some Apple decision
that makes no sense in the real world of integrated computers).