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Apr 9th, 2007
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hi i m bit new to security......can someone plz tell me what is GRE tunnel....for that we have to make a tunnel first.....i m bit confused abt this concept....whast the dissrence between Gre and normal tunnel.....cheers and thnak sin advance

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dgahm Mon, 04/09/2007 - 19:56
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IPSEC tunnels can only handle unicast traffic, while GRE tunnels can also accommodate multicast, which is required for routing protocols like EIGRP or OSPF. So if you create a GRE tunnel, and then configure IPSEC to encrypt the GRE tunnel you get around this limitation of IPSEC.


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spremkumar Mon, 04/09/2007 - 20:21
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In addition to David's explanation GRE is a simple encapsulation technology where in IPSEC provides you enough option for going in with different encryption strengths which you or your organization prefers as a policy to safeguard all your valuable information.



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