Thanks to everyone who has commented on the proposed experimental setup as your input is truly appreciated.
Actually, I firmly believe that hardware VPN solutions are the best approach for consolidated data centers and are the optimal path. The proposed experiment is just to test one small part of a much larger design which is actually composed of hardware in local data centers connected with hardware VPN's as well. This part is to just test the "possibility" of it working in a way to connect a HN in one location to some satellite CN's that may be singularly distributed across the WAN. Actually, RancherOS does something like this by connecting worker nodes running on baremetal, VPS systems, etc... for their docker and kubernetes based solution to allow for distributed worker nodes as well as their HN also being a compute node as well. Of course we are really talking about apples and oranges here because the SDC/TDC solution is a significantly more mature and more advanced IaaS solution that allows for VM's and not just docker based engines to communicate in a distributed manner. On the software VPN exploration, I have also recently come across SoftEther (https://www.softether.org/) and MeshBird (http://meshbird.com/) which also may be of some interest. Thanks again to everyone and have a great weekend, Lonnie On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 6:26 AM, a b <tripivc...@hotmail.com> wrote: > While we are on the subject of VPN, I used to run a datacenter triad (4200 > km distance, 100ms latency) just by using Solaris 10, IPFilter and built-in > IPsec. > IPsec was configured via pkgadd(1M) and used a pre-shared key which > changed every three minutes via built-in IKE daemon. > > What is the status of IPsec in SmartOS these days, and would something > like that still be possible? > -- > Empathy is still a core engineering value. > ------------------------------------------- smartos-discuss Archives: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/184463/=now RSS Feed: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/rss/184463/25769125-55cfbc00 Modify Your Subscription: https://www.listbox.com/member/?member_id=25769125&id_secret=25769125-7688e9fb Powered by Listbox: http://www.listbox.com