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what are the requirements and procedures to set up a vpn?

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by razz2 In reply to vpn config

WOW, that is a question that could fill a book.

It depends on a few things.

Software or hardware VPN?

IPsec, PPtP, L2TP?

VPN tunnels involve encryption and therefore software VPNs can have lower performance. Windows servers have RRAS built in and XP/2000 have VPN client software built in.

Hardware VPNs are easier to configure usually. Many are seperate devices while some are firewall/VPN appliance combinations.

Hardware is my preference. A good VPN device will have a processor dedicated to the encryption making the tunnel faster.

You then could have branch offices connected fast. The key is that the 2 sides use different subnets.

Subnet A might be 192.168.0.0/24 while subnet B might be 10.10.0.0/24. When subnet A tries to access a 10.10.0.0 address it would be sent to the gateway and the hardware would initiate the tunnel.

Start with these:

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/vpn/l/aa010701d.htm

http://support.real-time.com/windows/vpn/windows_xp_vpn.html

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/networking/rmotevpn.mspx

Good Luck,

razz

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by wlbowers In reply to vpn config

Are you really trying to do this or is this a home work question.

There are books on this subject.

Lee

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