Subject Re: [firebird-support] What do YOU use for secure connections to the DB?
Author Geoff Worboys
> Some solutions have been suggested in my previous thread
> already (OpenVPN, OpenSSH for example) but this time, I'd
> just like to know what the majority uses so I can choose
> the best and easiest solution.

A VPN (I use OpenVPN) is the broadest solution. It allows
you to connect one entire network to another, so your solution
can work for Firebird and other applications too. One very
convenient aspect about VPN is that many firewalls etc are
already designed to know about VPN and ready to help you get
it working.

Note that I had reason recently to investigate satellite
internet connections and read that VPN can have performance
issues on such long latency connections. See:
for an explanation. I was able to avoid a satellite
connection so cannot give you any personal feedback on that

OpenSSH or some other SSH tunnel (I used to use PuTTY under
Windows) is OK for a one-off, single application requirement
but can become less convenient when the situation gets more

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing