On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Tom Harrington wrote:
Excellent summary, Tom. FWIW I use IPSEC tunnels from my PB17 to encrypt> IPSec is supported in Mac OS X, but it's not likely to help in your> > running so that I can use it in a coffee shop and not worry about passwords
> > and credit card info being sniffed and stolen as if I were one of those MS
> > monkeyboys with a wide-open Wintel computer.
> case. It's used for VPNs, Virtual Private Networks. Meaning you need
> something to connect to at the other end, typcially a corporate network
> of some kind. It enables a remote computer to act as if it's on the
> company's local network, securely. If you don't have a business or some
> other organization running a VPN for you to connect to, IPSec is more or
> less irrelevant.
my Airport sessions on my home network. 90% of my traffic is either with
my BSD server (mail, news, time, dns, backup), or my Cisco 806 en route to
the Internet; so I have a tunnel for each.
Just an example so the OP can see a case where you MIGHT use it in a home
environment; as you said it doesn't have much bearing on the coffee shop