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VPN Tunnel, Point-to-Point, Same thing?

I am a VPN illiterate.  I thought there was just ONE THING called VPN.  Now I find out there are several.
Question:  IS VPN tunnel and point-to-point and site-to-site the same thing?
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And to elaborate on "There can be only one!" - way off the mark! VPNs come in different tastes, like PPTP, IPSec, L2TP/IPSec, SSL, ...
Your first question was about Site to Site terminology which has been answered here.

The second question is about types.  

PPTP, IPsec, SSL are type of VPN. They are all different although can come site to site or client to site.

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Can you give me a real-world example of a site-to-site and a client-to-site VPN?
Maybe that will help me understand the concept.
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That's a valid viewpoint.
Imagine a client-to-site VPN as "dial-in", on-demand type of connection, and site-to-site as "being just another network". That is simplified, but true in the vast majority.
@brothertruffle880 - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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