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vpn config

By aftaab ·
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 while subnet B might be When subnet A tries to access a address it would be sent to the gateway and the hardware would initiate the tunnel.

Start with these:

Good Luck,


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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.


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