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VPN IP Pool?

Does the address pool that my router will assign the remote VPN clients have to be in the same network address as my LAN(192.168.0.0)?

example:

LAN 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0
DHCP pool = 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.100
VPN pool = 192.168.0.101 to 192.168.0.254

This will be used in a win 2003 domain enviroment.

Thank you
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yvesrichard
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rsivanandanCommented:
No. Infact it shouldn't be. It is always a good practice to have a different IP range for VPN Clients. The reason being, your connections will work better and won't have any conflicts. Reason being, if you keep it on the same network, lets say HostA wants to send something to HostB which is on VPN. HostA will think that HostB is on the same network and it will broadcast for its MAC address, which may not work over the VPN. But if you have it on a different ip range, it will work safe because router will handle it.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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yvesrichardAuthor Commented:
Where is the bridging being made between the two networks for communication? On a LAN if you have two host one on 192.168.0.0 /24 and the other on 192.168.254.0 /24 on the same network segment they will not be able to communicate, right?
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rsivanandanCommented:
Correct, they need a routing part to communicate which will be done at the piece of part where the VPN is implemented. Like PIX, Router etc. If you are talking about Windows 2003 VPN then I believe RRAS is used.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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rsivanandanCommented:
thnx.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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