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VPN for MAC?

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I need to synchronize or work on files between my traveling laptop (Ibook) and my desktop at the office which is a G3 connected to a DSL modem. I would also like to share a calendar between both machines.
I'm trying to figure out the easiest and most efficient solution for this. Are there VPN products for MAC?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
Jon
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Hi. This is a big question! IMHO worth more than 100 points! Unless your office is a big corporate with big corporate money to spend on items like CISCO 5000s, not really, as the only Mac OS 9 VPN clients are only bundled with the hardware (shame). If you are prepared to run OSX then you can use Digitunnel to create a PPTP tunnel (assumes you have PPTP server) and then you'll need to create a Hosts file (use Hostal). That creates a pipe to your office. Then just the small question of what app to use. If you have PPTP server you could maybe keep the calender database on the server or if you have Exchange just use Outlook 2001. This is only a get you started answer, but HTH. Steve
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hotblack....read the guidelines on posting comments and answers before locking up questions.
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Hi weed... I did, but it seems if you would like to offer a proposal for answer then the question gets locked regardless? I saw that you had offered a comment, and as this is a question my customers ask all the time, thought I would offer an answer
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