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By achandimhara ·
i have a w2k server loaded with oracle database on one end. at the remote site in two offices on the same floor, i have clients running win98. the two sites are about 600km apart. how do i connect the two sites so that remote users can run the application on the server. what additional hardware requirements do i need?

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by tduval In reply to remote access

Just install Terminal Server services, so you'll be able to manage from far your server, even to take hand on the console.

After 90 days, you'll have to choose between TS and 3rd party managers, like PcAnywhere.

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by achandimhara In reply to remote access

i am mainly interested in the hardware that i must use e.g hubs, modems etc.

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by Loketar In reply to remote access

Hi,

If I understand your config properly here is what you need. Firstly, you have a server that is 600km away from the win98 clients that you will be using to access it. Is this correct? If so, then all you need at the win98 client sites is internet access and it had better be broadband. So you will need a shared dsl or cable connection and getting a firewall would be a good things as well. install the term services client on the workstations, install the terminal services software on thewin2k server and vavoom you can run your app just like you are infront of the console. Still need help? get back with a better description and I will help you with setup if required. We are doing term services from all over the world....Ciao

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by achandimhara In reply to remote access

Thank you. This has solved 95% of the problem. how do i link the clients together since they are in adjacent offices? do i need a small LAN or what?

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by colin_joseph In reply to remote access

The cadillac way of doing this is to get a leased line (T-1 point to point, frame relay link) from your local phone company and it will establish a link to both of your sites like they are in the same building. That solution, of course could be expensive ($1000/month + hardware costs).

On the other hand, if both sites have broadband internet connectivity, you could establish a site to site VPN solution. This where it gets tricky. You will need a VPN box of some kind at each site to establish VPN peers with another. The exact configuration varies by vendor, but most firewall vendors have options to add some type of site-to-site VPN to their boxes. As time goes on, the hardware for this type of technology continues to improve, and the price drops all the time. One sort of major drawback to this solution is the latency that is involved. This solution, however only costs the amount that your ISP charges for internet access (which you are probably paying already) + the cost of the hardware (varies). Nortel Contivity has some very inexpensive hardware boxes that could solve the problem for like $1000 each box. You would, however require a dedicated public IP address at each site for each box.

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