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 to monitor VPN traffic with Wireshark on Windows 7?

I'm running Wireshark 1.6.7 (latest available release) x64 on Windows 7 x64. I only have a single network card on this computer, and Wireshark shows only it as an available adapter to capture packets ...
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Is there an alternative to 'classic' client Vpn, using only a browser?

i would like to allow my company employee, to connect from outside office to our server using the browser. Does exists some product that emulate a 'virtual web desktop' (like an RDP session, for ...
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Remote Access Server for design software

I am thinking about setting up a server for multiple clients to log in to (2 at the same time max), so that people away from the office can use our (resource hogging/CPU intensive) design software ...
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Windows Domain across VPN?

Getting in a bit over my head here ... We have a small office with a Windows 2003 AD domain controller. About to open a second small (remote) office, and would like both to share the same domain. ...
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How can I enable RDP over VPN only?

I have a SBS 2003 server with Terminal Services enabled. Currently I am able to RDP to my server by going to www.mydomain.com. I would like to restrict RDP access to my network to be over VPN only. ...
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Routing and remote access VPN setup

I am trying to set up VPN using routing and remote access. I've tried two configurations, one using a single network card, and one using two network cards. I can connect through my VPN and get ...
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Does a machine have to be domain joined in order to use Direct Access

Does a machine (e.g., mobile laptop) have to be domain joined in order to use Direct Access (DA)? Or does DA allow the user to provide credentials just like VPN does when setting up DA?
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Error 720 on VPN (PPTP) attempt

When I attempt to connect to a server running XP x64 (so essentially Server 2003) using a PPTP connection, it fails with client-side error Registering your computer on the network... Error 720: A ...
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E-Discovery and personal computers

What, if any, steps do you take to minimize the potential of client personal computers being subject to e-discovery during potential lawsuits when their personal home computers are used for work? ...
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Best single-server configuration for small Windows domain with VPN

I work in a tiny two-person software company. The other employee is literally half a world away. I'd like to set up our single Windows server to provide all the services we'll need to run our domain. ...
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Bypass VPN for HTTP/HTTPS traffic on Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that all it's outgoing traffic is through a VPN, and I'm required to make sure that HTTP and HTTPS traffic don't go through the VPN.I've looked into static routing but ...
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LAN access with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client v. 3.0.4235

Whenever I connect to a VPN server using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client v. 3.0.4235 (probably also with other versions) I lose access to my LAN. I hope to remedy this by manually adding ...
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Cleanest, quickest way to generate a Cisco VPN .pcf file?

What's the most efficient way to generate Cisco VPN .pcf files for distribution to end-users? This is for ASA 5500-series firewalls. Coming from a Mac workstation, I no longer have access to a ...
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How to make short (not fully qualified) hostnames work with Mountain Lion, Tunnelblick, pfSense, OpenVPN

I use Tunnelblick 3.3beta21b on Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) to connect to a pfSense/OpenVPN virtual private network. When connected to the VPN, I can access machines in our datacenter. This is ...
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Juniper SSG 5 VPN

I have a host who set up our Juniper SSG 5 VPN with Firmware version-6.2.0r5.0 I've been trying to set up VPN on it using this guide: http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB4094 ...
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Hosting multiple private VPNs on PFSense

We are running PFSense 2.0.1-RELEASE and need to make the following scenario work: 1..n remote offices for company A need to connect to a private VPN (VPN server hosted in our datacenter). All the ...
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SSL Certificate creation - Which ID type to choose?

I'm trying to find-out how important the "ID type" for a SSL certificate is. I'm trying to generate a cert from my firewall to upload to a CA, but having trouble deciding if I should choose an IP, a ...
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Remote Desktop over VPN or SSH?

I want to provide a remote employee remote desktop into a PC in the office and am trying to decide between the following two options: Use Microsoft VPN to get him a local network IP. Use RDP to ...
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What is the difference between connecting via VPN and SSH/SOCKS proxy for a specific application?

If I understand correctly, a VPN connection will make the whole computer behave like it is on the target network. Is it correct to say that a SOCKS proxy via an SSH tunnel would accomplish the same ...
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Can you connect to Amazon VPC VPN from Windows 7 without a hardware VPN on your end?

I found this thread that seems to suggest it's not possible to connect to Amazon VPC VPN from a Windows 7 box without an external hardware (router) on the client side. Is this true, or did I miss ...
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How to configure Cisco VPNUI shortcut to open a specific host?

How do I configure the Cisco VPNUI client as a shortcut to open a specific host? As far as I can tell, the program doesn't take an command line arguments, or does it? The problem is that the ...
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Can you limit VPN access to RDP only?

Right now, all developers in our organization have laptops so they can either work from home on occasion, or provide off-hours support. Our laptop hardware spec is, unfortunately, a business laptop ...
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What is the least expensive gateway for Amazon VPC?

I need to prototype a solution using Amazon VPC - what's the least expensive option available to create a VPC gateway on our side for the test lab? I realize there are probably free VPN gateways ...
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Does our IMAP access have to be behind our VPN?

I work for a small company (around 40 people) and our email is available via IMAP - but only when connected to our VPN. For iPhone users (and generally), the VPN connection appears to be an ...
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Limit/Throttle per user OpenVPN bandwidth using TC

I have a group of users connecting to my server via OpenVPN TCP and UDP (2 services). The two services are operating on tun0 and tun1 I'd like to be able to limit each user's bandwidth to say 5mb/s ...
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Troubleshoot Broken TCP From OpenVPN Client To Server; But ping, traceroute Work

I'm troubleshooting an OpenVPN Server setup on OS X Mavericks. Prior to the 10.9 upgrade, this all worked, and I'm trying to isolate the problem to something fundamental or my server/client setup. ...
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Is there a way to authenticate vpn using SMS

I would like to implement VPN access to our company servers (Windows/ADS). The problem is that we have confidential intellectual property we want to protect, and we are afraid that engineers are not ...
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Network discovery across VPN and local subnets

This question is about interaction between VPN clients and local machines. I have a simple network on the subnet 10.0.200.0/24.  The router supports VPN.  The router forces the VPN IP pool to be on a ...
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Trusted Connection to SQL fails after connecting to a VPN

I have a development server with an SQL 2008 EXPRESS instance running on it. The domain is called DEVAD, and the instance is enabled for Shared Memory, Named Pipes and TCP/IP. My workstation PC is ...
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Do Windows Domain Controllers broadcast anything to a remote server connected via VPN?

Our Windows 2003 Server web server (my responsibility) is in another city and talks to a database server on our LAN (the LAN is someone else's responsibility) via a VPN. The VPN is established via a ...
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SSTP client disconnects shortly after successfully connected to VPN

I'm successfully authenticating and connecting to a SSTP VPN (on windows 2008) from my windows 7 machine, but for some reason, the connection is disconnected about a 1-2 seconds after it's ...
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Accessing a file share across an ocean (through a VPN)

I am in the process of setting up a log shipping scenario with two SQL Servers linked via VPN (Barracuda NG Firewall, for what it's worth). The VPN is using UDP and packet compression, so I don't have ...
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VPN Encryption Domain

I'm trying to connect to a counterparty using VPN IPsec. I have a standard cable broadband connection with a single static IP address. The counterparty have asked me for my "Public IP Address Assigned ...
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Checkpoint VPN on Linux

I need to setup a Checkpoint VPN client with a customer who gave me these settings: Authentication Type: P12 certificate Password: * Peer Site: IP_ADDRESS They tell me the VPN server is: IPSO ...
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SSTP on Windows 2008 cannot ping in either direction

I have the following setting going on. Server: Configured windows 2008 server as AD, DHCP, DNS, CA and RRAS. To make long story short, RRAS can accept SSTP connection and clients get connected fine. ...
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StrongSwan ipsec ubuntu “ignoring informational payload, type NO_PROPOSAL_CHOSEN”

I have StrongSwan running on a ubuntu server and I'm trying to create an ipsec encrypted VPN tunnel with a Cisco 2821 router . The connection is not working and I cannot figure out why. It appears ...
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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud - Can I use a normal VPN Connection

I want to use amazon VPC so that I can connect directly to cloud-based databases and application servers over a secure VPN connection. From the description on Amazon's site it appears to require a ...
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is it possible to connect a public EC2 instance into company VPN for secure web service calls?

i'm looking for a temporary solution to allow my public web application running in EC2 to make server-side HTTP requests to a web server inside my firewall. I looked into amazon VPC, but that seems ...
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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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VPN through only http

I have got two machines. One running behind an HTTP proxy which only allows http connections to internet. (FTP, SSH everything else is not allowed through this network). Second machine is a server ...
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Monitoring several remote servers over different VPNs

I'm a developer with about 20 different clients running our server application. I access each of the clients' servers remotely through VPN to provide support, updates, etc. Is there any tool ...
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Do I need a VPN to secure communication over a T1 line?

I have a dedicated T1 line that runs between my office and my data center. Both ends have public IP addresses. On both ends, we have AdTran T1 routers which connect to SonicWall firewalls. The ...
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NetBIOS names over VPN

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box hosting a VPN to grant remote access to a home network. The network does not and will not have a domain. (I need FUS on XP machines) The VPN works fine, except ...
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Automatic connect to VPN in Windows server 2003

I have my VPN set up properly in Windows Server 2003. But there are some issue in it. I have always been scheduled a restart at midnight, when the restart finish, the VPN does not automaticaly ...
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IPv6 routing over VPN

I'm running OpenVPN on Debian Lenny and Tunnelblick on OSX. my goal is to have a fully routed VPN that supports IPv6. the OpenVPN server has a functional 6to4 device, so now my goal is to get the ...
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VPN with wrong subnet mask

I followed these instructions on www.hottonetworking.com to set up VPN on a clean install of Windows Server 2008 SP2 (not R2 yet). When I then establish a VPN connection to that machine from a ...
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Simple VPN for iPhone using Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows 2008 server running in country A and I am in country B with an iPhone. Country B censors the internet. Obviously this is not acceptable, I want to make VoIP/Skype calls and access ...
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Setting up RADIUS Server for use by a VPN device

Currently we have a Vigor 3300 router that acts as our VPN server. At the moment we set up connections for home workers manually in the device. What I would like to do is remove this extra step and ...
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Connecting to TFS over VPN

At work I can connect to the Team Foundation Server (TFS) from Visual Studio and do all the source control etc. that I need to. However, when working from home and connected to work via VPN I cannot ...
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OpenVPN server local network access and vpn network access

first off, apologies if this is a duplicate, I couldn't find a question that matches mine I have a home linux server and a remote VPS linux server. OpenVPN satisfies the requirement of a high speed ...