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[vox] Improving home network security

I'm fairly satisfied with the security of my network setup at home, though 
after getting the O'Reilly book _Linux Server Security_ I have ideas for 
tightening it down even more.

What worries me the most, though, is my wireless network.  I've got a pretty 
strong WEP key, of course, but I'm not satisfied with that, especially since 
I've got a couple of Samba shares on my RH8 box.  Now, I'm told that I can 
set things up so that my wife can access those shares via VPN on her Windows 
XP computer (I can and do access them with sshfs or by sending the SMB 
requests through an SSH tunnel).  Is this at all realistic?  Can it be done 
with RH8?  Is there a free client for WinXP SP2 that I can install on my 
wife's computer?  Am I living in a fool's paradise?

Richard S. Crawford

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