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Last update: 2016-09-09


Making secure VPN network technology available to everyone

eduVPN/Let's Connect is an effort to make VPN technology commonly available, by building better and more user-friendly tools to connect to trusted parts of the internet.

We live in a society that wants to be online whenever possible, and WiFi is a common technology for achieving connectivity. Unlike the "home" network (which could be described as a 'trusted' environment because you connect from a known device to an access provider you selected yourself), we also make heavy use of public offerings of WiFi that offer far less guarantees. When being a guest on third party networks, we should take precautions against a numer of risk (such as the risk of rogue attacks on our connections and systems).

Let's Connect (branded EduVPN for the educational community) is an implementation of such facilities, which was originally designed with educational institutions as an audience but is now available for anyone to benefit from. The eduVPN programme produces a family of open source tools that can be used to set up a VPN server, federate with other servers, connect various types of client devices, etcetera.

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  • Federated eduVPN - Fran├žois Kooman
  • eduVPN Python client - Gijs Molenaar

More about the eduVPN Programme at [ The Commons Conservancy ]

A collaboration of:

Vietsch Foundation
The Commons Conservancy
NLnet foundation

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