“…new tunneling support allows you to make a real VPN using OpenSSH without the need for any additional software. This goes well beyond the TCP port forwarding that we have supported for years – each end of a ssh connection that uses the new tunnel support gets a tun(4) interface which can pass packets between them. This is similar to the type of VPN supported by OpenVPN or other SSL-VPN systems, only it runs over SSH.”
Most excellent! I can’t wait to play around with this feature. It has the potential to solve many remote access issues, and make the current ones a little easier to setup. Combine that with a little Singe Packet Authentication and I think you could have a winning combination.