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So I am want to implement a VPN using IPSec tunnel mode (transport if I have to). I am using Smoothwall as a firewall solution and I have a few questions on this one- so I will make sure to reward points graciously. I will need this VPN connection to support my road warriors (laptops- dynamic IP's, Home users (dynamic IP's), and Site-to-Site (Static). Now I know virtually nothing about how this works. We are a domain here at my work and I am guessing they will need to authenticate into our domain somehow- but I do not want to be joing their home PC's to our domain.

A) I am guessing the IPSec client will take the authentication load/role?

B) I need IPSec clients for the people I delegate to have VPN access- can you recommend any free ones?

Ok so on my internal network side- I have learned that I need to setup a Routing and Remote Access Server. I read that it is not particularly wise to set this up on a Domain Controller- so I have chosen my WIndows 2003 Server (which is only our print server).

C) As there anything you can suggest for the config on this server?

D) And finally, once the connection is established- what resources can the users access? How do I make these resources available once they are connected? They will primarily need access to their Users folders (which are mapped on their work pc's)


Thanks guys
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HI some thoughts.
A: IPSEC is an encryption protocol not authentication. That is done by endpoints. Follow the suggestions in the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/security/ipsecsteps.asp

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The rights every user gets is depending on what you allow the user to do on the domain since they have to log in to the domain
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