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August 9, 2009

Ubuntu Security and Performance

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A VPN (virtual private network) is a private, encrypted network that traverses a public network (such Internet). This is a way of giving remote users access to local network resources as if they were themselves local.

OpenVPN is a open-source VPN software that allows creating encrypted tunnels between computers. The secure authentication and encryption functions relies on OpenSSL library that implements the basic cryptographic functions.

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