I spent crazy amounts of hours – days, really – doing this. I figured I might at least try and save someone else some time.
The solution I went with was a simple software-based VPN using AWS Linux instances in either region. I went with IPSec as my encryption/tunneling mechanism, and ISAKMP IKE as my method of sharing keys. I selected Libreswan as my VPN software. I evaluated and discarded several other potential solutions, but this is what I actually got to work for me.
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This is an opinion piece. The following is my opinion. I don’t need to yuck your yum; if you love Rails and you think Rails is great, then that’s awesome for you. I’ve had a lot of great experiences with it in the past. These are my thoughts, for me. I’m not stupid enough to say “Rails Considered Harmful!” or anything stupid like that; it’s still a powerful, popular tool. But here are my thoughts about it:
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