November 27th, 2001, 08:47 AM
VPN in windows 2000 professional
I've setup a VPN on UNIX, but now the company want to switch from UNIX to an all Microsoft enviroment to my great sorrow.
So now I am wondering if I can set up a VPN between Windows 2000 Professional workstations to allow remote users to hook up over the net. (No servers avalible, just a peer-to-peer enviroment)
If so, how?
I've found many good pages on how to set things up with Windows 2K Server, but none that deals with the professional release. And, an upgrade to Windows 2K server is out of the question aswell, since companies are as they always are....cheap bastards
3:d party software I might sell to them though, if this is needed to solve the problem. If so, I would want something that do the job, but as cheap as possible.
Well, any help would be apreciated.
November 27th, 2001, 12:12 PM
>> they always are....cheap bastards
Then convince them to switch to BSD or Linux. If they are really that cheap, they shouldn't throw money on M$ in the first place.
>> No servers avalible, just a peer-to-peer enviroment
win2k doesn't support tunnel-mode (just transport-mode) anyway.
November 27th, 2001, 02:19 PM
Yeah... I was actually using an OpenBSD box for the RAS and VPN, but, scince some managers seem to think that "Everyone else use microsoft, therefor we must use it aswell" is a logical reasoning, I guess I can't do much about it. It's a small business, and I'm only helping them out on my spare time anyway, so my opinion doesn't carry much weight.
For some reason, certain people have started to think that unix is some sort of hobby-home-hacker system. At least among the non-computerlitterate people... Probably becous Linux is targeting that area and therefor drag some semi-related OS:es with them. The reasoning being "Linux is UNIX. BSD is UNIX. Oh, they're both unix, hence the same" I guess.
Anyway... Thanks for the info.
Well color me surprised that MS workstation doesn't support tunneling hehe