Weblog entry #139 for ajt
Work provide me a notebook running Windows to access the corporate network with. As I mostly want to access Linux/AIX systems and I have only Linux systems at home it's a great inconvenience having to use substandard Microsoft rubbish. The previous Microsoft VPN client (PPTP) did have one saving grace, apparently it did a split route, so when connected via VPN to work I was also connected to my home network via the LAN. This meant I could use my keyboard, mouose and screen which are vastly superior to a notebook and decent Linux console clients which are better than PuTTY on Windows (though PuTTY isn't that bad really).
The new VPN clien is Cisco and doesn't do a split tunneling. While this is almost certainly a more secure design than the Microsoft rubbish I was forced to use previously, it's also highly annoying...
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