IPX over IP VPN...Possible?

I have a netware 4.1 server in a branch office that only allows IPX...I also have a win2k3 server that will be implemented in the main office to replace the netware 4.1 server (however they will have to coexist for a while).  I need to be able to setup a VPN tunnel from the branch to the main office.  Both servers are going to have to be able to talk.  Is this going to pose a hugh problem?  

Thanks for any advice.

jpalazziAsked:
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dawho9Commented:
I'm not sure how you would be able to do this off hand.

I know that NetWare 5.x had some IPX over IP tools to help in the transition from IPX to IP networks.  You could try to load NWIP on the 4.1 box to get some IP support on it, although I'm not 100% sure that will help either.

Richard
ShineOnCommented:
You can do this easily if you use BorderManager VPN.  I don't know if any of the VPN appliances tunnel IPX over IP.  I think the Win2K RRAS VPN could do IPX over IP, so maybe you could do it with Win2K3 using whatever RRAS has morphed into.

Too bad you/they didn't upgrade to modern NetWare.  4.1 is such ancient technology - like NT 3.51-era.

I would hate to see you putz with NWIP.  That was a misbegotten technology.
billmercerCommented:
According to their web site, Cisco 3600 series routers can do this.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk827/tk369/technologies_configuration_example09186a0080093f70.shtml

Alternatively, Linux can also be used for this. I did this once myself long ago, and as I recall it wasn't too painful to set up.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/IPX-HOWTO-15.html


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jpalazziAuthor Commented:
ok looks like the cisco router will be the choice.  will i be able to send ip traffic over that same vpn tunnel?

thanks
ShineOnCommented:
Yep.
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