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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Remote support via VPN without split tunnel

my title might not be very clear, but I'll explain my setup in more detail now. We have several customers (companies) that need to be remotely supported. At these customers we have servers running ...
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IPSec tunnel between FortiGate and iPhone / iOS - Works except for DNS / Wins

I have configured my Fortigate with a new VPN IPSec tunnel to allow the iOS Cisco client to connect. That works fine. I can RDP to my servers, browse to my servers via IP address, etc. But, the ...
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Sharing a VPN connection among several servers with certain IP ranges

I have an OpenL2TP VPN instance running to a company providing me with connections to cellphone modems in the 10.4.2.0/24 private IP range. This server is on the same private network as three other ...
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Login-time quota for VPN users

I have configured Routing and Remote Access Service in Windows Server 2003 as the VPN server. VPN users are defined in Active Directory which is running on this server too. How i can configure the ...
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IPSec VPN on Vista

My company uses IPCop to configure it's VPN. We have an IPSec script that runs on Windows XP to open a connection using a security certificate for authentication. Microsoft totally changed things ...
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Fortigate VPN Routing issue

I have 200B Fortigate unit with 2 internet WAN connections. I also have a remote site which I'm connected to via IPSEC VPN through WAN1. This site has only one GW IP address. I'd also like to setup a ...
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pptpd not working externally on Ubuntu Server 11.10

I am trying to set up a pptpd vpn on our newly installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit server, but am not having success having a client connect via an iPhone to the VPN. Note that no clients have been able to ...
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How to handle OpenVPN client as a service, when the laptop is physically on the network already?

The Setup I've gotten OpenVPN working on our Windows XP laptops. Users are limited, so I went ahead and set OpenVPN client to run as a service, which is great anyway because that means they are on ...
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Microsoft SSTP VPN returning HTTP 503

So I have finally set up my certificates correctly and such, so I'm trying to connect to my VPN. The Windows client is giving me an error with the code "0x800704D4". I looked into it and was told to ...
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Simplest VPN setup for iphone on Debian Linux? [closed]

I have a Debian server that I would like to use as a VPN server for my iphone. I don't need multiple users or bullet proof security. All I'm really looking for is good enough protection to make ...
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Windows 7 VPN Client Default IPsec Configuration?

I'd like to use the windows vpn client for client-site vpn to my linksys rv042. As far as I can tell, the windows VPN client doesn't provide a lot of flexibility in its IPsec settings. Assuming full ...
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Configuring OS X L2TP VPN to use Certificate for IPSEC layer instead of Pre Shared Key

I'm trying to setup a L2TP VPN on an OS X Snow Leopard Server setup, and have had success using a pre-shared key, however I would rather not rely on a simple string, and use a certificate instead. ...
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Home workers requiring simultaneous office VPN and local network access

I now have a large number of remote users that are using a Check Point Secure Client VPN connection into the office. These users also need access to network resources attached to their local router/...
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Connecting OS X to an IPSec VPN

The company I work for provide VPN access using the FortiClient for Windows. This is great for people running Windows but I also wish the connect using OS X. As far as I can tell the VPN connection ...
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How to connect MacOS X Snow Leopard to a Windows Server 2008 VPN?

My Windows PC can connect without problems to a Windows Server 2008 VPN at my office. Everything works. I set up the same VPN in my Mac with Snow Leopard. It connects, but I can't access any remote ...
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IPSec bandwidth between two Pfsense hosts has predictable, variable bandwidth

I have a IPSec tunnel between two Pfsense machines. Both machines are connected to a 100mbps symmetrical connection. The latency between the two routers is ~70ms. I'm using AES-GCM-128 and SHA1, both ...
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Three separate VMs for webserver, database, and data crunching. Good idea? [closed]

I'm writing some quantitative marketing research software, and have a bit of a "blind leading blind" situation at work. I'm not really used to writing web apps or configuring servers; most of the ...
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Android to openswan/xl2tpd/pppd error: result_code_avp: avp is incorrect size. 8 < 10

I am trying to use a simple Android 4.4.4 VPN connection to openswan/xl2tpd/pppd combo. the IPSec SA works, but xl2tpd at one point terminates the pppd and this shows up in logs: xl2tpd[17990]: ...
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strongSwan 4.5.2 with iOS and Mavericks, Connection Troubles

I am having trouble configuring strongSwan 4.5.2 to work with iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. I have followed these two guides, but am still encountering problems. http://teebeenator.blogspot.com/2013/06/...
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Windows server 2012 ignores static routing

BIG UPDATE: I was blind I see now that route 172.17.50.1 has netmask 255.255.255.255 and so it point to single host! But now I cannot understand how can I ping 172.17.50.10 because there is not route ...
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Cisco ASA ipsec vs Anyconnect client issue

So I have an iPad that has a IPSec VPN created. I am able to connect from the outside fine and I can access my local LAN files just fine. When I connect with the Cisco AnyConnect client from the same ...
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How do I configure OpenSwan to allow pure IPsec (not L2TP) connections from an iPhone?

Similar to this question, I want to configure an IPsec server on Linux which will accept connections from the iPhone. However, unlike the other question, I want to be able to test with pre-shared keys ...
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Trying to get a new user up on pfSense IPSec VPN; Config file import failed, now getting gateway errors

Caveat: I am not a sysadmin, so please forgive the n00bness of the query. We have a new user and I'm trying to get them up on VPN. We use pfsense as an IPSEC endpoint. This person is using Shrewsoft ...
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Site-to-site VPN using MD5 instead of SHA and getting regular disconnection

We are experiencing some strange behavior with a site-to-site IPsec VPN that goes down about every week for 30 minutes (Iam told 30 minutes exactly). I don't have access to the logs, so it's ...
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Are all Virtual Private Networks in the 10.x.x.x range?

I am in the very early stages in planning a program for monitoring a VPN connection and am currently catching all ipv4 addresses from the adapters. When I am connected to my VPN it is always starting ...
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What's the advantage of OpenVPN over SSTP?

If considering Windows only environment, what's the advantage of introducing OpenVPN as the company VPN service, instead of Windows built-in protocols? Especially the new SSTP protocol already ...
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Creating a UNIX-based VPN: pointers, guidelines and pitfalls?

Does someone have first hand experience with creating a UNIX-based Virtual Private Network? What are the best VPN clients / tools available for accomplishing this? Are there any common pitfalls that I ...
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Is there a general guideline to setting up Firewall policies for Small Business?

I understand that each Business has it's own needs and situation, but I'm looking for a general guideline to commonly blocked services and ports and other policies to be looking for when configuring ...
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Does a VPN connection bypass a router's firewall?

I've been looking at VPN providers lately and I noticed that Vypyr VPN provides a firewall for an extra monthly charge. On their firewall page it says the following: When you connect to VyprVPN, ...
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Simplest vpn server for linux

I'm supposed to setup a vpn server on our linux machine for some of our employees who travel a lot. I have 10 ip's on that server so I'm looking into a simple software (not openvpn which is a hell to ...
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How serious is a problem is multi-homed networks?

Multi-homed is the term that I have heard for being connected to a LAN at the same time as being connected to the internet via something like a wireless connection. I have heard that this is so ...
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A VPN solution which requires minimum support for not technical users?

What is VPN solution which requires minimum support for not technical users? I need a solution which would not require lot support at least for windows users without technical knowledge. And could be ...
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Are there some drawback to create software VPN using virtual server instead phisical router?

I need to create a VPN through 3 geographical remote offices. I can buy 3 enterprise router with vpn support, or maybe i can create a VPN tunneling using 3 virtual server with (for instance) openvpn ...
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OpenVPN and Routing and IPtables

GOAL: Access internal network devices and browse web via the tunnel. 192.168.2.x = internal network 192.168.3.x = openvpn server 192.168.2.111 = openvpn server on internal network [root@openvpn ~]# ...
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Should Carrier Ethernet traffic be encrypted?

I'm looking for a best practice answer. We have a 100Mb point to point Carrier Ethernet circuit between a corporate office and an offsite data center. Basically we have SQL traffic replicating to ...
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I'm looking for a straight forward tutorial on setting up a remote access VPN, preferably free [closed]

I want to connect me and 3 friends networks together so we can work together on visual studio projects together using the Team Foundation Server. From what I've read the easiest and best way to do ...
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How to open OpenVPN port (1194) on server?

I have been installed OpenVPN server on my CentOs VPS, and it started successfully And try to configure iptables for it by following command: iptables -A FORWARD -m state -–state RELATED,ESTABLISHED ...
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Subversion and external collaborators: HTTPS vs. VPN

We are currently having some issues with VPN connections. The whole thing slows down development and reaction time. What I was used to in my previous workplace was using SSH for accessing FTP and ...
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Connecting to a computer via remote desktop, which is connected to VPN [closed]

I want to use my home computer (a Mac with nice big thunderbolt monitor) to remote desktop into my work laptop, which is on my home network. I want to do this because the screen on my work laptop is ...
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Anonymizing OpenVPN Allow SSH Access to Internal Server

I'm using an anonymizing VPN, but want SSH access to internal computer. How do I access my internal computer through SSH? When I do ssh 98.123.45.6, the connection times out. IP address from cable ...
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Redundant Linux Servers in Seperate Datacenters

I have 2 CentOS linux servers in separate data centers on each site of the country. These linux machines run a small web sites on Apache with a MySQL backend. There currently is no VPN connectivity ...
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Free (as in beer) Cisco VPN equivalent for Linux client

I have several customers that I connect to via Cisco VPN Client (v5 if that matters) on Windows. I'm doing some tidying up and was wondering if there was a simple way to be able to connect to the same ...
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Cisco ASA - manually start a VPN tunnel

Using a cisco ASA is it possible manually bring up a lan to lan VPN tunnel & SA from the device, rather than having one of the systems that is part of the VPN initiate traffic to start the VPN? I'...
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Can anyone suggest best SSL VPN Gateway (Clientless 10 users) [closed]

Can anyone suggest best SSL VPN Gateway (Clientless 10 users)
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VPN Tunnel, subnets conflict

I'm trying to create IPsec VPN Tunnel between two sites. Site 1 Fortigate 140D Local subnet : 192.168.1.0/24 Site 2 Fortigate 100D Local Subnet : 192.168.2.0/24 But when I try to create it, it ...
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Tunnel over HTTP Server [closed]

As you know, in many countries censorships are prevents us to reach some sites. In Turkey, there will be censorships on Facebook and Youtube. I thought It will be great to pass these censorships ...
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Fast, reliable data transfers from/to China

We are a small company and we will need to transfer rather large amounts of data (10GB+ each time) between Europe and China in the near future. As many may have experienced, Internet connections to ...
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Sizing requirements for 100 simultaneous VPN connections

I've been tasked with building out a firewall / VPN device that needs to support up to 100 simultaneous VPN connections as well as light routing (mostly custom NAT mappings). This will be fronting a ...
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How do I set up a VPN on WIndows Server 2008 R2?

I have searched all over the Internet and used several walk-throughs on how to set up VPN on Windows Server 2008 R2. I still cannot seem to get this to work properly. Can someone please point me ...
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How to join a domain over VPN?

I connect to company VPN and I can join the default domain without problems. In office infrastructure we have a seperate domain which is setup as a test environment. I can RDC into servers on this ...