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Creating a VPN at a sub location and athentincating to active directory.

masmik asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-22

This is a WAN, LAN, windows active diretory, linux VPN question.

The goverment has provided a layer three connection to us at all locations.  Each location has a linux VPN, ISA server and windows DC.
The ISA server provides internet and the DC provides DHCP, home folders, ect.

We have been given a free layer three fiber connection to all location and the clients at each have been authenicating to a local DC.

We have a very small department at a sub location and can not justify the need for the ISA and windows server.

The site only have two full time staff and a hand full of students.

The linux admin asked me to look into ways to make this happen without the need for those other servers.

Ideally the only server installed would be the linux box.
We will migate DHCP over to this machine.
We will have the users use ISA at another site, home folders, printers sharing on a DC at a remote site.

My question is will these clients be able to log on to the remote DC using this configuration.

I really not sure where this question should be posted so I might have to make a few pointers to this question.

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Why not just set up a linux VPN on that sublocation, with which you then connect to one of  the closest other sites. Once the VPN is connected, all the rest like AD authentification etc would go through the servers of the other site.


This is what we plan on doing it just we are not sure how we can force authentication to one DC

as each site will be one hope way (via the vpn) how can we force authenication to one DC.

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