VPN Configuration

Posted on 2008-06-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-12

1. At the "job requirement" for Junior Network Administrator that he/she should know the VPN's Configuration
2. My questions: i) What is VPN?(Is it Software or hardware or both?), ii) How are its configuration?
3. Thank you

Question by:tjie
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Expert Comment

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1. I suggest you read this
2. You're welcome

Author Comment

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1. Per my understanding that it is a software
2. There must be a configuration at the server side (VPN Server),
3. And there must be a configuration at the Client side (VPN Client)
4. Please give me your confirmation or explanation with your own experience (in production environment)
5. I am sorry I do not need the definition of VPN
6. I am waiting for your confirmation please (or i am sorry i will delete this question soon)
7. Thank you


Accepted Solution

bedullah earned 500 total points
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I have some experience with Cisco VPN. At the server side we have a Cisco ASA firewall that is hosting the VPN server. Clients are using Cisco VPN client software. When configured correctly (configuring Cisco should probably be left to someoane with experience) be  this can be very safe and reliable. The network traffic is configured to use IPSec/UDP protocol.

Simple PPTP protocol I cannot recommend since to my experience it is not very reliable and alsp to my understanding not very safe.


Author Comment

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I have some experience with Cisco VPN. At the server side we have a Cisco ASA firewall that is hosting the VPN server.
1) Say it , i do not concern with the Security Issue; so i do not use the Firewall at all
2) So there is VPN Server
3) My Question: i) First question: This VPN Server is a part of Windows 2000 Server or 2003 Server, right?(IF NOT, WAHT SOFTWARE IS USED?), ii) 2nd question: Could you briefly (or give me a link) how to configure this VPN Server?

Clients are using Cisco VPN client software
1) My Question: I do not have any question for this. I have installed a lot VPN Client to laptops (as long as we know the IP address, user name and password)


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