Virtual Private Network: the technique of connecting two separate networks so that to each other they appear to be directly connected, where in reality they exchange packets over the Internet using encryption.

There are a number of ways that VPNs can be set up, including IPv6, PPTP, and ssh. The normal term for the routing of encrypted packets in this way is "tunnelling".

VPN (last edited 2004-01-15 19:49:20 by 81)