How does a Dialup server work?
Posted on 2002-07-25
I've read briefly about setting up a dialup service on Windows 2000, something like RAS. But anyways, I was wondering how a dialup server exactly works overall in the big picture.
When I dial up the number to the server, it authenticates my login and then redirects me to the network, etc. And now I'm connected to the internet but how is the server able to route me into the network and maintain the dialup connection to me as well as allow other users to dial in to the same phone number? Isn't my connection hogging up that phone number? That's where I'm stuck about this.