The original "VPN mini-HOWTO" was written by Arpad Magosanyi, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, in 1997. He has since allowed me to take up the document and extend it into a full HOWTO. All of this would not be possible without his original document. Thanks again Arpad. :)
Version 1.0 of this HOWTO was completed on December 10, 1999.