If you're going to take the protocol overhead hit anyway, why not simply do
PPP over ethernet instead ? I have never seen a good case for applying dialup
network sementics to VPN links. In fact, that behaviour inherent in PPTP, was
one of the motivations to running CIPE on Windows in the first place. All of
the behaviours that you espouse are not tied to Windows RAS and its APIs. We
can, with the existing framework, force prompting for shared secrets (or even
a PGP passphrase for PGP encrypted shared secrets).
Things like IP address pools and such may actually be better served by
allowing DHCP/BOOTP over CIPE because, frankly, PPTP/RAS suck.
On Wednesday 23 October 2002 01:13 pm, Yves Smolders wrote:
> I see uses for CIPE beyond site-to-site VPN - It could be used for
> "regular" dial-up VPN as well, server-client. Dial-up adapters dynamically
> change the routing tables as well, it might be interesting?
> Things like the shared secret could be asked at "dial-up" for extra
> security, and every dialup adapter made would be the logical place in
> Windows to put the local & remote IP's for the adapters.
> When using PPTP at the "server side" one can even create a "pool" of IP's
> for auto-configuring remote dialups, maybe it can be extended to
> auto-configure incoming CIPE connections.
> Maybe a Cipe/PPP kind of connection is possible?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Damion Wilson" <dwilson,AT,ibl,DOT,bm>
> To: "Yves Smolders" <yves.smolders,AT,pandora,DOT,be>
> Cc: <cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 4:30 PM
> Subject: Re: Cipe as Dialup
> Why ?
> On Wednesday 23 October 2002 06:00 am, Yves Smolders wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > Would it be hard to make a "dialup adapter" version of Cipe on Windows
> > platform?
> > Yves