|Subject:||Re: OT: WIN98 to NT4 Server VPN?|
|From:||"Eric M. Hopper" <hopper,AT,omnifarious,DOT,org>|
|Date:||Sat, 5 Apr 2003 17:27:33 +0200|
On Sat, 2003-04-05 at 00:45, "Jürgen K. Zick" wrote: > Hi folks, > > sorry for an OT question. One of our home users is still using WIN98 on his > > home workplace and he don't want to change to something else. > Our NT server has CIPE but that is not available under WIN98 ...He also > wants to connect to another server (but not to both at the same time), > which has no VPN until now. The second server is not under our control, but > > they would rely on our recommendations. > Firewalls are in front of both servers. Again, we have our under control, > the other admin is willing to follow our settings for a VPN to that user... > > What might be the best (and most cost effective) solution (the same product > > for both connections)? > > Workplace WIN98 (IP dynamic with DNSALIAS for name resolution) <---> NT4 > Server 1 (static IP, already with CIPE) > AND > Workplace WIN98 (IP dynamic with DNSALIAS for name solution) <---> NT4 > Server 2 (semi-static IP, address change once, maybe twice a day, already > used with DNSALIAS for name resolution). > > We could run e.g. CISCO's VPN client on that WIN98 box as well if there > would be a matching product on the NT4 server. Our university has a CISCO > 3000 VPN but until now, it is used ONLY for the campus WLAN and is not open > > to connections from outside of the campus network. The WIN98 user knows > that client and can work with it Got get a 32M P100 and put Linux on it. My main CIPE server at home is just such a box. It handles the VPN tunnel for my laptop, my friend (so I can remotely admin his box for him) and (when I had a job) my workplace. It's extremely cheap, easy to set up, and it will run forever. I have had uptimes on my firewall of 6 months or more. Have fun (if at all possible), -- The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. -- Alexander Hamilton -- Eric Hopper (hopper,AT,omnifarious,DOT,org http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper) --
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