application using tap/pty driver

Stephen Hocking stephen.hocking at
Fri Jul 22 07:44:57 PDT 2005

On 7/20/05, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 12:27:20PM +0200, Hans-Werner Hilse wrote:
> > On a basic level, they do the same job, OTOH, openvpn is IMHO a little
> > bit more mature regarding the encryption infrastructure. Also, openvpn
> > supports transmitting the packets via TCP instead of UDP only.
> Which you shouldn't use, because tunneling TCP over TCP creates a lot of
> very nasty issues.
And you're quite right about that, but (and there's always a but) some
people live behind firewalls and NAT'd perversity that makes UDP
impractical. I might add that vtun also allows TCP connections.


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