Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

(last updated: 16-May-2015 09:31)


  1. Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs); Oleg Kolesnikov and Brian Hatch; New Riders Publishing, 2002.
  2. Building and Managing Virtual Private Networks; Dave Kosiur; John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
  3. A Guide to Virtual Private Networks; Martin W. Murhammer, Tim A. Bourne, Tamas Gaidosch, Charles Kunzinger, Laura Rademacher, and Andreas Weinfurter; Prentice Hall, 1998.
  4. Implementing Virtual Private Networks; Steven Brown; McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  5. Inside Network Perimeter Security: The Definitive Guide to Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Routers, and Intrusion Detection Systems; Stephen Northcutt, Lenny Zeltser, Scott Winters, Karen Fredrick, and Ronald W. Ritchey; New Riders Publishing, 2002.
  6. Internet Cryptography; Richard E. Smith; Addison-Wesley, 1997 (Chapter 6: Virtual Private Networks).
  7. Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume I: Principles, Protocols, and Architectures, Fourth Edition; Douglas E. Comer; Prentice Hall, 2000: Chapter 20, Private Network Interconnection (NAT, VPN).
  8. MPLS and VPN Architectures: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Designing, and Deploying MPLS and MPLS-enabled VPNs; Ivan Pepelnjak and Jim Guichard; Cisco Press, 2001.
  9. MPLS-Based VPNs: Designing Advanced Virtual Networks; Peter Tomsu and Gerhard Wieser; Prentice Hall, 2001.
  10. Virtual Private Networks; Charlie Scott, Paul Wolfe, and Mike Erwin; O'Reilly & Associates, 1998.
  11. Virtual Private Networks, Second Edition; Charlie Scott, Paul Wolfe, and Mike Erwin; O'Reilly & Associates, 1999.
  12. Virtual Private Networks: Technologies and Solutions; Ruixi Yuan and W. Timothy Strayer; Addison-Wesley, 2001.
  13. Virtual Private Networks: A View from the Trenches; Bruce Perlmutter with Jonathan Zarkower; Prentice Hall, 1999.

Periodical Articles

  1. "Drill a VPN Through the Internet", PCM 16:18 Oct 21 1997 pgs 253-254.
  2. "The ABCs of Remote Access VPNs", BCR 28:10 Oct 1998 pgs 47-50.
  3. "Securing VPNs: An Architectural Approach", BCR 28:10 Oct 1998 pgs 51-56.
  4. "Toward QoS-Capable Virtual Private Networks", BLTJ 3:4 Oct-Dec 1998 pgs 161-175.
  5. "Your Private Internet (VPNs)", PCM 17:20 Nov 17 1998 pgs 205-222.
  6. "VPN Security -- Work in Progress", BCR 29:1 Jan 1999 pgs 46-50.
  7. "Scalability Implications of Virtual Private Networks", ICM 40:5 May 2002 pgs 151-157.

Web Pages and Websites

  1. Wikipedia article "Virtual private network".
  2. Wikipedia article "Virtual Private LAN Service".
  3. howstuffworks article on "How VPNs Work":