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VPN Basics!!

Discussion in 'Networks' started by kat731, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi All,

    hope this is in the right forum:eek:

    Does anyone know of a tutorial on the web covering the very basics and upwards of VPN? Would like to get to learn about it.

    Kat :D
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Do you have access to a Windows 2003 server? If so you can use RRAS to create VPNs. 8)
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Could try this thread?

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  4. Bluerinse
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    Kat the other links may be a tad confusing.

    Try reading this first..

    Basically, a VPN is a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together. Instead of using a dedicated, real-world connection such as leased line, a VPN uses "virtual" connections routed through the Internet from the company's private network to the remote site or employee. In this article, you will gain a fundamental understanding of VPNs, and learn about basic VPN components, technologies, tunneling and security.

    Read the full article here
     
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  5. wizard

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    Good article :)
     
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  6. kat731
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    Thanks Spark/Si. Looks a good read Pete, cheers.

    Kat
     
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  7. Spice_Weasel

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    One thing to remember with VPN's - the extra overhead in each packet (especially if using GRE+IPSec) can cause fragmentation. Make sure to check the MTU's of the devices/hosts as fragmentation can cause various problems, such as being able to ping hosts through the VPN but not able to sync servers across the same VPN.

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