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    VPN. Should I use server2003 or openVPN?

    Hi,
    I want to allow staff access to the network drives from home and wanted to know what others are using. Server2003 has VPN built in and Openvpn looks nice and easy to setup.

    What are others using? or alternative recommendations to achieve this goal.

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    Personally I have never had any problems with 2003 VPN, quite easy to set up as well.

    Just make sure you use IPsec over L2TP if your security concious rather than PPTP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASNet0007 View Post
    Hi,
    I want to allow staff access to the network drives from home and wanted to know what others are using. Server2003 has VPN built in and Openvpn looks nice and easy to setup.

    OpenVPN requires a single UDP port. I'm not sure what Server2003 requires.
    Are you behind a firewall which you do not control? e.g. with a RBC. In which case you may have issues using an IP protocol other than UDP, TCP (or ICMP).

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    A friend of mine recomends the follwong tool for easy to use VPN solutions..

    Open VPN ALS

    Give that a look as it requires no software installation client side apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASNet0007 View Post
    Hi,
    I want to allow staff access to the network drives from home and wanted to know what others are using. Server2003 has VPN built in and Openvpn looks nice and easy to setup.

    What are others using? or alternative recommendations to achieve this goal.
    NOOOOO....

    windows box as a VPN nooo...

    try using adito (vpn als http://sourceforge.net/projects/openvpn-als/). (web based vpn/ aslo can run a vpn client)

    if you wish to have a permemnet vpn try endian firewall..
    Last edited by AIT; 9th December 2009 at 12:00 PM.

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