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I have four VPS servers. Two of them are replicated glusterfs server and the other two are glusterfs clients.

What I want to do is to encrypt all communications between glusterfs servers and between servers and clients. My question is, what is popular solution fot this?

I am considering openvpn and openswan and wondering how stable they are. At least my windows openvpn client often become unresponsive.

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The stability depends on network condition, sometimes server load too. Are the two machine on the same network / data center? –  John Siu Dec 23 '12 at 2:18
    
possibly same, possibly different. I have no control over where the server I bought is placed. –  tomo Dec 23 '12 at 2:37
    
How do you have no control over where you bought a server? –  Michael Hampton Dec 23 '12 at 3:37

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OpenVPN is one of the best Open Source and free software available out there for the requirement you are looking for.

Regarding the stability, I have been using openvpn from long time, and leaving a couple of issue here and there, which I can easily take care of by some scripting, I found it pretty stable and trust worthy.

Also, as John said, it does too depend on the network connection, and the load on the server, but I am sure that will effect everything in this network world, so you have to take care of that anyways.

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