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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VPN or RemoteDesktop?

I need to keep an eye on our small company server while I'm away. I Have Windows2008 server with a spare NIC and went through all the steps to setup a WIndows VPN. But before I set the port forward ...
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Watchguard L2TP over IPsec passthrough

I'm attempting to connect to a VPN (L2TP over IPsec) server through (not to) a WatchGuard XTM 505 appliance. I have the VPN server setup behind the firewall on a 1-to-1 NAT, and other protocols (such ...
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IP Phone over VPN - one way calls unless default route?

I have come across a strange problem with our VPN and BCM 50 (Nortel/Avaya) phone system. As you can tell by my other questions I have been doing some work on setting a VPN up from one location to ...
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Monitor Network Performance of VPN Servers from different locations

Our company has 3 VPN Servers in US. We want to monitor network performance ( the most important factor is how fast users from different locations in the world can download data when using our servers ...
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Using VLANs at 2 locations across VPN?

Forgive me if this question is horribly misguided. I'm primarily a developer, but my company has asked me to work on setting up their network for data and voip connections in a sensible way (I do have ...
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What might prevent IKE handshake success in building an IPSEC tunnel?

We use Cisco ASA for our IPSEC VPNs, using the EZVPN method. From time to time we encounter problems where an ISP has made a change to their network and our VPN stops working. Nine times out of ten ...
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How do I configure my VPNs on my new firewall without taking out the old one?

I have a colocation facility with my main firewall in it. It has a bunch of site-to-site VPN tunnels built from the main firewall to the firewalls that are in the remote facilities. I want to ...
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VPN Router question

What does it take to set up a wireless router to connect to a vpn service so everybody in the local wireless network surfs the internet through that vpn tunnel? What do I need to be careful about? ...
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Limit VPN login to members of a group

I'm running Cisco ASA5520's with PIXOS 8.2(1). I have my vpn setup to authenticate users from my ldap server. I need to be able to limit them to a specific group. My login base dn is ...
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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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PPTP Clients Connect But Do Not Have Network Access

I have clients that connect to a Window Server 2008 R2 box via PPTP. They are able to successfully negotiate a connection and receive a local IP address, but are unable to access any internal network ...
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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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How to route all traffic over site to site VPN tunnel?

I have a site to site VPN configured between our main site (Site A) and a remote site (Site B). Site A is 10.60.0.0/16 Site B is 192.168.99.0/24 The firewall in Site B is a Juniper SSG running ...
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VPN with one nic

i want to use VPN and i follow this tutorial. http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/w3k_vpn_server.htm Everything works fine just i can not remote to my computer any more. Internet works but ...
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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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Can't access dfs namespace over vpn

I've recently configured 2 servers in AD on the same domain level. They are physically separated and permanently connected through a site-to-site vpn for dfs replication. All well, but when users ...
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Cisco PIX to Juniper Netscreen Policy-based VPN fails Phase 2 Proposal

I've followed the instructions to configure a VPN between a netscreen device and a Cisco PIX as directed by Cisco's [netscreen to PIX ...
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Easy to set up 2-factor auth server? (SecureID looks scary to set up) [closed]

I want to use two factor auth for my vpn users. You know, the secureid kind of thing where they have a changing number from a keyfob to enter. I got the free demo kit from secureid and... scary ...
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PPTPD with PAM authentication?

I need a VPN solution for my company. One requirement is to be able to use the built-in windows VPN client. We are running a Debian Etch server. I've managed to set up PPTPD but the authentication is ...
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Cisco ASA 5505 - L2TP over IPsec

I have followed this document on cisco site to set up the L2TP over IPsec connection. When I try to establish a VPN to ASA 5505 from my Windows XP, after I click on "connect" button, the "Connecting ...
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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. ...
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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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How to tunnel all Internet traffic via SoftEther?

My intention is to route all Internet traffic via a remote machine behind multiple NATs. The ISP's NAT servers are not under my control. I do control my own NAT server, which is a local router. Both ...
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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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Connect to a machine in a vpn via ssh with dynamic dns

I have set up my router on my local network to use dynamic dns (no-ip) to get a "static" hostname. I have forwarded port 22 to my local pc and I can remotely log into it using ssh. I also need the ...
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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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Hub-and-Spoke VPN using Window Server 2008 R2 and RRAS

I am trying to create a simple VPN hub-and-spoke topography. I have managed to get quite a long way and I hope the following diagram describes what I have been able to build thus far: As you can ...
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Overlapping subnets - VPN

I have Site to Site VPN on Debian box which is setup by rackoon. It works fine, however because subnetworks overlap NAT is used on both ends of the VPN (1.1.1.1/32 & 2.2.2.2/32) On both subnets I ...
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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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UDP Packet Size.. max, ping failing to 3G.. Recalcitrant software vendor

We have a network of 330 clients (Service Vans) connected via 3G to our central office. Currently these clients are connected via a small ruggedized 3G router that establishes the 3G connection and ...
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how can I give openvpn clients access to a dns server (bind9) that is located on the same machine as the openvpn server

I currently have a debian server that is running an openvpn server. I also have a dns server (bind9) that I would like give allow access to by the connected openvpn clients, but I am unsure as of how ...
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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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VPN to a customer's site locking out my local AD account

We have an account lockout policy on our domain which was put in place purely to stop brute force attacks. It locks out an account for 10 minutes after 50 bad logon attempts within a 10 minute period. ...
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OpenVPN and TomatoVPN

Wondering if someone can help me with the following. I have updated my Linksys router with TomatoVPN and used the following config: Interface Type:TAP Protocol:UDP Port:1195 Firewall Custom ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 transactional replication over VPN

I'm having difficulty setting up replication over a VPN. I have a SQL Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition database on a Windows 2008 R2 Server. SQL Server is running on a non-standard port. I have ...
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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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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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Windows 2008 R2 VPN Service — Clients Disconnected

I have set up a MS VPN server on Microsoft 2008 R2 Server. There seems to be a problem where some clients get disconnected after just a few seconds. They can access machines in the VPN network with ...
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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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Using Ubuntu Karmic as an L2TP Client for VPN

I'm trying to connect to a VPN service over L2TP using Karmic as a client and it's not working. The only details I have are the remote IP address, username & password, and a shared secret string; ...
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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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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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FTP Client that intergrates fully into the Windows Explorer

I am looking for an FTP client that intergrates with the Windows explorer so that users will be able to just use it like a normal mapped drive. My users need remote access to company files and VPN is ...
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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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Is a PPTP VPN too insecure to consider using?

I need to set up a VPN for our small office. There will only be one person using it, and they will be transmitting private financial information in many cases. I know that PPTP has a number of ...
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Alternate to /etc/hosts

We have a server on which we host private services. These services can also be access from rest of the world but there is slight difference on application level based on from which IP request came. ...
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Sharing a drive on a hosted Win2003 Server

I have a dedicated windows 2003 server that is hosted in a data center. I would like to map the drive to my pc - and looking for the best way to do that. I could create a VPN, but that seems like ...
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Cisco ASA 5505 to replace a Cisco PIX

Is a Cisco ASA 5505 powerful / capable enough to replace a Cisco PIX 503 ? The PIX runs about 10 site to site VPN's and 40+ individual users on vpn.
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As soon as I connect via VPN I lose internet access

I am currently running Windows 7 32bit. I have both the Cisco VPN client and the Shrew Soft VPN client, both work as expected. The only problem is that I lose connection with the internet so I ...