VPN is the acronym for Virtual Private Network - a network type that uses a the Internet to provide remote networks or single machines with secure access to their organization's network avoiding expensive leased lines.

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How do I route a public IP range over an IPSEC VPN?

So, I have an established IPSec Site to Site tunnel. Site A has a SonicWall, Site B has a EdgeRouter. The first tunnel consists of Site A's NATed ips to Site B's NATed ips. Everything works as ...
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What's going on with this strange MTU?

I have a server mike at our office communicating with a remote server through a VPN. There have been various problems which seem to be linked to the MTU size. Mike is a RHEL 3 server and the customer ...
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Simplest possible VPN to Amazon EC2 instance

I have setup an EC2 instance (Windows Server 2008) that I will let different developers connect to. Since I want the connection to be secure I am trying to setup a VPN connection to that machine, but ...
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Direct connection between multiple clients on OpenVPN

I've spent my entire day learning about VPN, and have been working with following setup: 2 VPS Servers at the same data centre in Texas. (Texas1 and Texas2), 1 VPS in England and 1 VPS in Atlanta and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 as VPN Server

I'm going to be setting up a network at a data center and I was wondering if it's possible to have Windows Server 2008 R2 act as a VPN server. Also, I've heard there are 3 main types of VPN: PPTP, ...
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Making an ASA TFTP backup through VPN

I have a site to site VPN configured between two ASA 5520s. I have a TFTP server behind ASA1, with an IP of 172.16.1.1 on the "inside" network. I'd like to be able to copy the running config of ASA2 ...
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How to correctly configure DNS usage in Ubuntu? Authoritative answers without RA flag are ignored

I have latest clean Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit from official website installed in Virtualbox. I connect to a VPN network using vpnc that sets 2 DNS servers using DHCP: user@virtual:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf ...
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Mac OS X VPN Encryption Defaults

I need to connect one Mac (OS X 10.8.2) from our internal network to a site-to-site VPN and was asked to provide some information about our network and encryption settings. What are the OS X defaults ...
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Cannot connect to SSTP VPN - Unable to check revocation because revocation server was offline

I have been trying to set up an SSTP VPN to my SBS 2011 server and have been battling certificate issues the whole way. I've been able to generate a new certificate for my external vpn address, ...
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Cisco 877 as a VPN server?

I have a Cisco 877 router which connects my network to the Internet using an ADSL line, a single public IP address and NAT; the IOS version is 15. Everything is working ok, but I'd like to configure ...
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Prevent SSH connection lost after logging into VPN on server machine

I encountered an issue that I can't deal with. When I'm logged onto an VPS over SSH and try to estabilish VPN connection on that VPS, the SSH connection between VPS and my machine get lost. I assume ...
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Remove Server 2012 Remote Access Server

My IT director was walking me through setting up a Server 2012 VPN/RA server. We did not do this in our test environment, and now I would like to remove it. I know that when installing this server it ...
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How can Bonjour be setup to function over a VPN connection using Mac OS X — Mountain Lion Server?

I purchased Mountain Lion Server for our office thinking that Bonjour would automatically enable any computers connected via VPN to see all computers and applications (such as Bento) running on the ...
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OpenVPN connection works but no gateway is assigned

i try to setup openvpn on a vps and I'm able to establish a connection to the server, but the gateway isn't assigned to the client. Here are my config files: client config: client dev tun proto ...
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Connecting to basic office network from the outside

Back Story: I work in the IT Department for a company that got its start by being given space to work out of from a warehouse when my company first got its start about a decade ago. Ever since then, ...
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TCP connection through IPSec (Linux/Strongswan) stalls after exceeding PMTU

The backups (via Bacula) of one of my servers (“A”) connected via IPSec (Strongswan on Debian testing) to a storage daemon (“B”) don't finish 95% of the times they run. What apparently happens, is: ...
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How should DNS be configured for remote VPN access to a Windows Domain?

Suppose you have a small windows domain configured as follows: domain name is ad.example.com (as per these guidelines) DC1 is at 10.10.10.3 DC2 is at 10.10.10.4 DC1 and DC2 are running the ...
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Samba over OpenVPN - horribly slow

I've set up a server to run OpenVPN, with the purpose of clients accessing Samba shares remotely. The server is running CentOS 5.6, a decent quad-core Xeon CPU and plenty of RAM. The client I've ...
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IPv6 over Cisco IPSec VPN?

We use a Cisco ASA 5505 as the firewall and IPSec VPN endpoint on our network. We use split-tunneling to reduce the load on our internet link. In other words, when someone is connected to the VPN ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RAS VPN: access server on internal interface ip

short question: I'm usually a linux admin but need to setup a Win2k8 R2 server for a student project. The server is running as VM on a root server and has a public internet IP assigned. Additionally I ...
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VPN server on Windows Server 2008 for a small office

I'm going to refurbish the IT-infrastructure for a small organization with one single office, and I'm not sure what VPN server to use. In your opinion, would the built-in Windows Server 2008 VPN ...
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How do I setup virtual networking Xenserver?

I'd have a network like this currently. Basically, It's two Xenservers connected to our colocation provider's switch via one ethernet cable per server. Each server currently has a second ethernet card ...
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Can't access database server over VPN

I am attempting to connect to an Oracle server via a VPN. I have tried to do so, unsuccessfully, from OSX and, alternately, from a Windows XP VM machine (VMWare Fusion) running on OSX. I can, ...
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What would cause inconsistent SSL failure over Cisco ASA VPN

Over the weekend I completed the installation and testing of a Cisco ASA 5512 to replace our old router/firewall. Today, I've been wrestling with an issue of browsers inconsistently failing to connect ...
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What does tracert make NETBIOS work on Win7?

This is really strange - I have a workaround for this (read on), but I'd love to know why it works. I had a VPN setup working fine with a WinServer2003 server and a Vista client. Then I setup a new ...
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Where can I download the latest 64-bit edition of Sonicwall SSL-VPN NetExtender for Windows 7? [closed]

Does anyone know where to download the latest edition of the 64-bit version of SonicWall SSL-VPN NetExtender for Windows 7?
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Windows Server 2003 IPSec Tunnel Connected, But Not Working (Possibly NAT/RRAS Related)

Configuration I have setup a "raw" IPSec tunnel between a Windows Server 2003 (SBS) machine and a Netgear FVG318 according to the instructions in Microsoft KB816514. The configuration is as follows ...
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Cisco ASA user authentication options - OpenID, public RSA sig, others?

My organization has a Cisco ASA 5510 which I have made act as a firewall/gateway for one of our offices. Most resources a remote user would come looking for exist inside. I've implemented the usual ...
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File transfer problems through VPN when Cisco IPS is enabled

We have a Cisco ASA 5510 firewall with the IPS module installed. We have a customer that we must connect to via VPN to their network to exchange files via FTP. We use the Cisco VPN client (version ...
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Replacement for Linksys WRV54G? [closed]

I work at a small company that has two offices, each with its own Business DSL connection to the Internet. In order to create a LAN between the two offices, my predecessor purchased and installed two ...
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Small business firewall/VPN device [closed]

What's a good small business (<50 users at a location) firewall and VPN device? Wireless would be a nice addition, and I'm thinking of something in the $1,000 range. This would be for businesses ...
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Best way to create a vpn between two windows machines?

I'm looking for way to create a VPN between two windows machines. I want the installed software to behave as if the two computers are connected through a LAN. What's the best (free) way to do it? ...
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Is it possible for L2TP VPN to do auto route configuration for client during connected?

We've setup a L2TP VPN server with this tutorial, everything works like a charm. The only issue is We don't want client to route all traffic using this VPN, only a particular subnet, e.g. ...
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How do I get SonicWALL Global VPN to work with Windows 8.1?

I have been running SonicWALL Global VPN v4.7.3.0403 on Windows 8 without trouble for more than a year. Today I upgraded to Windows 8.1 RTM and noticed that it disabled my Global VPN connection. I ...
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What is the recommended way to permanently connect two remote linux based environments together?

We have a linux based environment hosted remotely and a few spare machines in the office. I'd like to use those machines as workers for the remotely hosted application though they would need permanent ...
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How difficult is it to setup Mac OS X Server?

We are a small office of about 4 people, and we would like to have a 27-inch iMac (Core 2 Duo) setup as a server and workstation simultaneously, using Mac OS X Server. This might seem like overkill ...
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VPN Security: unknown users trying to connect PPTP VPN

I've configured a PPTP VPN in a small company which so far is running well. In the VPN logs, they've found several logs of attempted connections from unkwoun users, one attempted connection every ...
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Tips and Suggestions IP Address Re-Addressing?

My ever evolving and expanding local area network is currently using a class-C address. My network consists of multiple subnets depending on site/location. 192.168.1.x is site HQ 192.168.5.x is ...
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Is there a way to stop relaying network traffic through VPN?

I have been experimenting with VPN lately, and I managed to get it running on W7 PC. The problem is, though, that as soon as someone connects to my PC, the internet traffic from their PC is routed ...
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How secure is a VPN connection over WiFi?

I travel a lot and connect to public wifi hotspots all the time. What information will be given out if I use VPN within public wifi hotspots? Will the owners or intruders in the hotspot be able to ...
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What are the trade-offs between software VPNs (like Hamachi) and dedicated hardware (like SonicWall)?

I support a small office (15 users, ActiveDirectory, Windows 2008 and Windows 7). We've been using LogMeIn Hamachi for VPN, to enable our remote users to get to the file shares from home. It's been ...
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Is a cloud-based domain controller behind a VPN feasible?

I'm considering setting up a windows domain controller in MS Azure within an Azure virtual network. Goal is to be able to centrally manage GPs and users. Is this even feasible, since the client ...
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Bypass openvpn for particular ip

My desktop machine runs Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0 (which is basically a libre version of Ubuntu 12.04), and I use OpenVPN to connect to a commercial VPN provider for internet access. It currently routes ...
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Renting a IPv4 address block [closed]

I am building a lab network with about 10 virtual routers and 20 host machines (also virtualized) as a part of a school project. The aim is to demonstrate a wide range of IPv6 routing, deployment and ...
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Tunneling all TCP and UDP traffic through a Server?

On a Linux or Windows system, how would it be possible to tunnel all TCP/UDP packets through a thirdparty server? What would one use, does it work with SOCKS5, OpenVPN or SSH?
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Does Windows 7 VPN work with a Cisco ASA 5510

We have a Cisco ASA 5510 router and are trying to get a couple users setup for VPN access. They are running Windows 7 x64 at home and cannot install the VPN client we have for our router (it only ...
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Force Juniper-network client to use split routing

I'm using the Juniper client for OSX ('Network Connect') to access a client's VPN. It appears that the client is configured to not use split-routing. The client's VPN host is not willing to enable ...
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What is difference between L2TP and PPTP?

I need a high performance VPN server, who can tell me the difference between L2TP and PPTP ?
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Once connected to RRAS VPN in Windows 7 can't access local domain resources

I'm connected to our remote data center via RRAS VPN which is running as a Domain Controller. The client I'm connecting with is on our local domain. Once I'm connected to the remote domain using my ...
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VPN server on Arch Linux

Trying to set up a VPN server on an Arch Linux box. All I want is for it to be usable by OS X and iPhone OS. I'm a noob at VPN and can't seem to have much luck googling. What software do I need to ...