SoftEther VPN

New features which should be implemented in Porteus Kiosk Edition and the kiosk wizard.
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SoftEther VPN

Post#1 by chardho » 09 Aug 2017, 13:46

I've been looking at different ways to handle secure communications when our kiosk is installed in a customer's environment behind a NAT. The last thing we want to do is become the manager of our customer's routers and firewalls. I came across SoftEther VPN which would allow the creation of a ssl-vpn over https which could punch through most existing firewalls as https traffic is most often allowed.

So my request for functionality is inclusion of VPN configuration via SoftEther.

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Rich Smith

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Post#2 by fanthom » 09 Aug 2017, 14:09

Hello Rich,

"I came across SoftEther VPN which would allow the creation of a ssl-vpn over https which could punch through most existing firewalls as https traffic is most often allowed. "
This is exactly what Porteus Kiosk Sever does. It uses stunnel application for the SSL layer which embeds SSH, VNC and rsyslog traffic.
I see no point for doubling existing functionality.

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Post#3 by chardho » 16 Aug 2017, 07:21

Fanthom,

thank you for the reply.

I can see your point that it would seem redundant to add softEther VPN if the server product provides the same method functionality to access a kiosk behind a nat. Our situation is a bit different in that we are deploying a web based management console that will be available to managers across our organization as well as others to control certain aspects of the kiosks deployed in our customer network. In order for all of our functionality to work in a secure environment, each kiosk will be a part of our vpn network. The kiosk server scales well to many kiosks but not as well to many managers of kiosks who need access to them simultaneously, especially when working in a distributed environment.

I won't look for this functionality to show up in any future releases as I can see your point, though I may have to have it built into our custom build in the future.

Thanks,
Rich

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