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By fcoates ·
I will briefly describe my setup. We are using a POS system which is client/server based. We are in the process of configuring the system to accept credit cards. However, the vendor has not builtin any encryption between a client and server. Being in a university environment and not a single restaraunt the vendor has not considered this scenario. So here exists the problem. There is no encryption between the client and server when a credit card transaction takes place. In working with the engineering department the only cost effective solution we could implement was a PPTP VPN connection between the server and the clients and then firewall each device and filter the ports being used. The small issue I have is trying to get the VPN connection to reestablish in the event the POS is rebooted. I cannot rely on an end user/cashier to remember to reconnect the VPN connection upon a reboot. Is there anyone that may be able to provide an idea how a VPN connection can take place automatically when the client is rebooted? I searched Microsoft and Techrebulic but I cannot seem to find any documents detailing such a thing. I realize that this is not the norm of making a VPN connection but I think based on the situation I need to make sure this is automated.

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by fjaramillo In reply to VPN Autoconnection

I am not sure what OS you are using Win98 or Win2k Pro. But I would try placing the PPTP session as part of the startup on the client side.

Hope this helps
Nando

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