Subject: Re: IP Tunneling I think ?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/26/1999 17:28:13
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> it just has the distinct stigma of having microsoft's name on it.
> if you look at who's actually writing the internet drafts for it,
> microsoft obviously doesn't "own" the protocol.  they just did it
> wrong first.

It actually is a horrible protocol. Running PPP over IP as a tunneling 
protocol? The idea reeks.

There are far better protocols for handling this sort of thing. See IPSec.

The fact that 99% of the implementations are insecure doesn't help, of