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By Lino767 ·
HI,

I am setting up VPN server for the 1st time. The installation of Win2000 server and the configuration of VPN server went fine. I configured the VPN server as a workgroup so that it autenticates users locally (let me know if this is a bad idea). I have a domain name and static IP ready which I will configure the IP to point to my domain name (for the VPN). MY ? is if I set up a workgroup for the VPN server how can the domain name I reserved and the IP which will point to the domain name communicate with my VPN server? I can't get it . Help me out.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to VPN Server

Ok, so your VPN server has a static IP that is valid for the Internet, is that right? Or is it a static IP that is only good in your network?
Either your VPN needs a static IP that is a valid Internet IP address, or you need to set up NAT on your firewall to point a Internet-valid IP address to the static internal IP address of your VPN server.
Then, have the domain name you have (www.yourvpndomain.com) resolving to the Internet valid static IP. IP routing will take care of the rest.

Now,as for the Workgroup option, that is ok. It adds an extra layer of security between the world and your internal network. Just make sure that whatever account(s) you give out to users to connect to the VPN are not easy-to-guess accounts like VPNUSER/PASSWORD. Make the login names and passwords complicated. You could set the VPN as a domain member server, but if you did that, you could have problems if your user accounts/passwords are not complicated. User login security is a whole world unto itself that VPN smacks right into.

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by Pan 13 x In reply to VPN Server

the first answer is on the right track with the configuration but I do disagree with the method of an workgroup. If you go with the domain users you can setup who has access and who does not though the user manager. Also the logs will show the actual user that logs on and logs off , If there is any security risk involved, useing a single users or a few users in the workgroup. You will have a very hard time guess who did what.

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