At 09:42 26/09/2000 -0700, Paul Hoffman / VPNC wrote:
At 4:09 AM +0200 9/24/00, Fred Baker wrote:
A VPN is, by my definition, any case where one overlays the global
Internet with another private Internet using tunneling. Tunneling
procedures today include MPLS, IPSEC, IP/IP, GRE/IP, and probably several
Others might have a very different definition of VPN. The "P" in "VPN"
stands for "privacy", which requires encryption. Without a lower layer of
encryption, it is trivial for someone to snoop on your MPLS or IP/IP or
VPN is on my list of "bleep" terms - when I hear a statement involving it,
I mentally replace it by "bleep" and see if I can still see what the author
is trying to say.
Other terms on the list include "scalable", "agent", "hostname" and "metadata".
When I have to use those terms, I try to include somewhere in context the
sentence "the term XXX, as used in this context, means...".
I can't tell which VPN definition the original question referred to.
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