VPN over slow Internet connections
bw-ml at mube.co.uk
Thu Apr 21 16:55:32 UTC 2011
Can anyone share any thoughts or experiences for VPN links running over
slow Internet connections, typically 2kB/s - 3kB/s (think 33.6k modem)?
We are looking into utilising OpenVPN for out-of-office workers who
would be running mobile broadband in rural areas. Typical data across
the wire would be SQL queries for custom applications and not much else.
Some initial thoughts include...
* How well would the connection handle certificate (>= 2048 bit key)
* Is UDP or TCP better considering the speed and possibility of
packet loss (no figures to hand)?
* Is VPN over this type of connection simply a bad idea?
Many thanks in advance.
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