Watchguard X500 - PPTP security

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
We currently have our X500 configured to allow PPTP authenticated Remote Desktop connections to a single Terminal Server.

I would like for one group of pptp users to have access to one server host, and another group of PPTP users to -only- have access to two other hosts.  

Is there any way to make this happen?
Question by:lou6150

    Author Comment

    This is more difficult than I had thought.
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    Accepted Solution

    lou6150, post to the watchguard forums. i have an account there as well. its free and it deals with only watchguard questions (not that this board doesn't have the answers)
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    Expert Comment

    watchguard has problems with pptp, it puts alot of stress on the box.

    have you thought about using ipsec ?
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    Expert Comment

    "problems"? i doubt that.

    true bilbus, if you can, use ipsec. better security anyways.


    Author Comment

    Thanks nls73m.  

    I was able to figure this out on my own for the most part (wasn't as hard as I thought after all).... but the watchguard forum did produce some tips, and it's a great resource that I will use in the future.

    Bilbus, I considered using ipsec when setting this up, but the built-in pptp in XP was too easy for my users to pass up.  I have not had a serious problem after a year and a half of using it.

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