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Setting up and testing connections with a VPN

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one of my latest responsibilities is setting up the VPN for my company.  I've read the documentation about VPNs provided at this url :http://images.apple.com/server/macosx/docs/Network_Services_Admin_v10.5.pdf  unfortunately I still have some questions after going through the docs.  

1.  where do I designate which method of authentication is required for the user to log in.  I know that if you go to system preferences->networking->vpn there are options that determine how you log in.  But Where is the settings that determine which one of those log in methods is the acceptable one?

I have other questions but I'll post a new 'question' to keep it simple.

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I realized that the username/password on the client machine might be checked against the list of usernames/passwords on the server(within the Accounts portion of the OS, so basically anyone that has an account on the server could potentially connect through the VPN) during the attempted VPN login.  If that is the case, then my other question of what's preventing the client from connecting to the server probably lies with the router.

I must appologize, for my first question is a bit vague, although, I'm new at this and my understanding of the processes involved is developing as I meditate on this subject.  

I was wondering where on the server do I designate the passwords/authentication method for clients that are attempting to connect through a VPN.  
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I found out by speaking with my ISP that I was trying to connect to the wrong server, and the login information I was inputting was not infact stored on the server, but on the ISP's special VPN server.  Once I connect to the ISP's VPN server, I am redirected to my LAN.  
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