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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Network topology question

We currently have three networks, X.X.163.1, X.X.93.1 and 192.168.1.1. Today's setup is like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/tkKWy.jpg We now have PPT VPN from internet to the X.X.163.1-network, but ...
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How to setup a tunneled connection to a NAS?

While looking into alternatives for Dropbox I explored the idea of a NAS. It would be easy to hook up the NAS to a broadband connection and have the users access the files. However, - The data needs ...
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Does a VPN requirement kill the concept of having a Web Application in the Cloud?

Recently I posted a question in SO, but so far I got no answers. I wonder if I'm asking the wrong question. This is the problem: We need to design an application which offers a public http web ...
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racoon-tool doesn't generate full racoon.conf file in /var/lib/racoon/racoon.conf

I am using ipsec-tools/racoon to create my VPN. I am using racoon-tool to configure racoon.conf but when I run racoon-tool reload it only generates the first section - Global items. When I run ...
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Cisco ASA - NAT'ing VPN traffic

I have an IPsec VPN setup like this: [Remote users]-[Remote ASA] <-VPN-> [My ASA]-[Subnet A]-[Router 2]-[Subnet B] The VPN is set to handle traffic between [remote users] and [Subnet A]; it ...
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Revamping an old and unstable office IT-solution using Windows Server and OpenVPN

I've been given the cumbersome task to totally redo the IT-infrastructure for a customer's office. They are currently running Windows XP all over, with one computer acting as a file server with no ...
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route to vpn based on destination

I have a VPN connection on a Windows 7 machine. It's set up to connect to a server in US. Is it possible, and if so how, to setup so that .com destinations uses the vpn interface and .se destinations ...
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pfsense multi-site VPN VOIP deployment

have main office pfsense firewall configured like this: local networks WAN -> internet LAN -> local network VOIP -> IP phones need to connect remote offices (multi-users) and single remote users ...
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VPN trace route

I am inside an Active Directory (AD) domain and trying to trace route to another AD domain at a remote site, but supposedly connected by VPN in between. the local domain can be accessed at ...
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Cannot connect to a VPN server - authentication failed with error code 691

When trying to connect to a VPN server, I get the 691 error code on the client, which say: Error Description: 691: The remote connection was denied because the user name and password ...
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Remote file access

We're needing to provide remote (read/write) access to a number of files on our network to several users (some technical, some non-technical) who will be running Windows. The non technical users will ...
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Cannot Ping a server after configuring the Routing and Remote Access Services

After configuring the Routing and Remote Access Services to be a both VPN and NAT service, I cannot ping that server anymore from the external side. But when I configure it to be just a VPN server, or ...
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How to stop my wireless adapter from received dhcp from router (windows)

I have a windows 7 computer which is connected via vpn to an OpenVpn server which happens to be in another country. I have all internet traffic being routed from my computer through the vpn to the ...
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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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Configure browser and VPN traffic

I've been having a few issues with my company's VPN server. The VPN is running on a Mac Server (10.6.x) and I'm also using a Macbook (10.6.5). I've been building specific programs to gather ...
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Create True VLAN over RAS

I was wondering if it's possible. I want to create a virtual network over RAS using Windows Server 2003. The Client should be able to connect to the server using L2TP and should get an IP Adress ...
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is VPN client working one way?

I have centos server and installed the VPN client(cisco-vpnclient) and able to connect to the server on the other side using private address and the server on the other side pingable using the private ...
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How to simulate high wire speed ?

I want to test the max speed of my VPN(pptp) server, so I plan to download something from one server by VPN, At first, I think the server need to supply a high speed(30M) for client, who can tell ...
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Setting up a VPN tunnel between a Linux box and a Cisco FW

I have a linux box (ubuntu) and I have a service provider that will only allow an IPSEC tunnel connection between his network and my linux box. I have these details from the service provider: ...
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PFSense VPN Routing

We use PFSense firewalls at three installations with the following LAN networks: 1.) Datacenter #1: 10.0.0.0/16 2.) Datacenter #2: 10.1.0.0/16 3.) HQ: 10.2.0.0/16 All of these locations are ...
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Replace Sonicwall TZ series

What are some devices that i could use to replace several TZ series devices. The only function i really need is the Site-to-Site VPN. Preferably not a Sonicwall device they have the worst support I ...
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Windows 2008 Incoming Connection: Where/How is Server IPv4 address defined

We're evaluating a VM hosted externally which runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Server Edition and wish to access it via a VPN connection for maintenance and administration. RRAS isn't included in Web ...
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IP conflict over a VPN

Users of our accounting server have a couple of times gotten odd errors about communication and unable to access SQL resources. When it happens it happens to all of our users at once. My first ...
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How do I setup a pentest lab for a univeristy? [closed]

I am working with a local univeristy which wants to teach students security. The modules involved using tools like Nmap and Metasploit on Windows and Linux boxes. However, as Windows has licensing ...
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How can I use a VPN for specific applications which then connect to multiple squid IP's?

Ok here is my exceptionally confusing dilemma I'm hoping someone here can help me with. 1) I have a home computer setup to check my remote website's functionality & load time. 2) I have 5 remote ...
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Is it true that hosts doesn't work in VPN?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Seems it's no longer working after I switch on the VPN. Is it the case ,or just my own mistake?
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VPN - Man-in-the-middle when connecting to a https service?

Choosing an off-the-shelf VPN service, is it safe to access my Gmail, Paypal, ... accounts? The accounts are accessed via https, but I don't know if with a VPN there is one secure channel between my ...
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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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How to control remote access to Sonicwall VPN beyond passwords?

I have a SonicWall TZ-210. I want an extremely easy way to limit external remote access to the VPN beyond just username and password, but I do not wish to buy/deploy a OTP appliance because that is ...
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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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Measuring the performance of VPN connection

We have a Netgear FVS336G VPN firewall at our office and we use it to access our e-mail and files when we are working from home/outside of the office. At present, the performance is not too bad, ...
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How to improve PPTP speed?

I want to supply PPTP(vpn) service to users, and I plan to supply one server for 30 users and give at lease 10M bandwidth per user. Of course, my server has enough bandwidth. I want to ask is my ...
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Windows Domain for Work-At-Home Consultants

We are a small consulting firm, with a need for a windows domain based network. Most of our consultants work either at home, or on-site. What would be the best way to provide a domain centric ...
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Bridge VirtualBox host-only network with Juniper VPN network on OS X

I'm trying to setup a VM which should be able to utilize the VPN connection of my host. The VM is running Debian Lenny and the host is OS X SL. For the VPN connection I use Juniper Network Connect ...
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OSX Sever VPN - Access services that are running on the VPN Server

I have configured VPN on our OSX Server, and I can connect to the server via the VPN Client. I see no way of actually accessing the services that are running on the VPN Server (apache as a simple ...
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How to automatically restart RRAS service after OpenVPN

I have OpenVPN set up on a Windows Server 2003 box using a routed configuration. This allows users to connect and access the work LAN subnet. There are remote hosts/services however that are only ...
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Cannot mount a CIFS network share on Ubuntu

I am trying to connect to Windows Server 2008 network share on Ubuntu, but for some reason it is not working. I have the following entries in my fstab: //server/foo /mnt/foo cifs ...
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VPN doesn't have access to drives unless I use the default gateway

I am trying to setup a VPN connection on one of our office servers so that many of our employees can access our drives when out of town or for important business meetings. However I have a weird ...
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How do I configure Shrewsoft's VPN client to only route traffic to a certain IP address through the VPN?

We're using Shrewsoft's VPN client to connect to a third party development server. However, it seems to be configured to send all or nothing through the VPN. The devs have to disconnect from the VPN ...
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How to set up strongswan or openswan for pure IPSEC with iPhone client?

I'm having trouble finding concrete, up-to-date information for how to set up strongswan or openswan to be used by the iphone's VPN client. My server is behind a budget linksys NAT router. I found ...
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How to raise speed with PPTP?

I am using pptp to access internet, I find that, the speed is about 200k/s if use pptp, the speed is 1M/s without pptp. so how to raise the pptp speed? thanks!
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How do I setup a VPN server?

How can I create a VPN server that allow users to surf internet? What is the requirements of the server and applications to setup on the server and users? Configurations?
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OpenVPN multiple servers on the same subnet, high availability

Hey everyone. Let me start by saying that my Linux experience isn't super awesome but I can usually find my way around things easily. Over at work we have an OpenVPN setup that's been due for some ...
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Server Storage with Online backup and VPN

Hey, currently our office has no server or ability to share documents from a central server. We are exploring options to determine the best way to 1. share documents and 2. back them up. The current ...
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Access VPN established on another subnet within network

I have three locations: A is a host with T1 internet connection, B and C are point-to-point with A. Each location also has their on default gateway. A, B, C all have different subnets: A: 10.30.7.x ...
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VPN network configuration

I am running the main server for my company and would like to setup a VPN so that the remote offices (in different countries) could be in the same network. I would like to achieve the following ...
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Windows Server 2008: Setting up VPN in a VPS

I have an instance of Windows Server 2008 (without Hyper-V) running on a Rackspace virtual server. I am trying to get VPN configured on it, so that I can securely connect to my Database with SQL ...
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Unique Firewall Identifier

I'm going to replace a Sonicwall TZ 190 with a NSA 3500. Currently I have a Site to Site VPN setup on the TZ 190. I entered the exact information for the site-to-site VPN on the new NSA 3500, but I ...
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No blocked ports on internal interface of ASA

I have a cisco ASA 5505 with three interfaces: Internal (100), DMZ (50) and External (0). The internal has a IPSEC VPN tunnel to my internal network I couldn't log in to my domain because of all of ...
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PPTP VPN Setup on Debian based plug-computer

I have a sheevaplug Plug Computer running Debian taht I am trying to get a pptp VPN running on. I have installed the pptp daemon and have it running and I can connect to it, but the IP address is not ...