[Zanog-discuss] which home ISP are the smart techs using these days?

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Mon Aug 26 09:14:30 SAST 2019

On 26/Aug/19 08:13, Ronald Bartels via zanog-discuss wrote:
> I use a VPN server called Softether
> https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN The one on git is v5.  Fixes
> many Mikrotik compatibility issues.
> I would suggest each ISP provisions a vps with Debian and loads SE  This is
> cascaded to a central vps where an engineer would auth with a VPN client.
> Softether supports its own client, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and SSTP.  The client
> can be Mac, Windows, Linux or android.
> Practically, an engineer would be able to NAT against any of the vps's
> located at an ISP.  They can then use whatever desktop tools they have on
> their laptops to troubleshoot the remote and local end.  And if someone
> sponsors a vps in London and NY you can troubleshoot international as well.
> The only problem I had was hackers filling my logs but that was sorted using
> a blacklist script.

I'd be fine with this.

I wouldn't want to impose a specific piece of software, provided it
supports open VPN protocols.


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