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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 18. Providing Security via the VPN Service

Goals

• Understand the benefits of virtual private network (VPN)

• Configure the VPN service

Your may already have a network device that provides VPN service, but if you don’t, consider using the OS X Server VPN service, which is both powerful and convenient.

Reference 18.1. Understanding VPN

Even though your server can offer many of its services using SSL to secure the content of data being transferred, some services, like AFP, do not use SSL. In general, for services offered by OS X Server, authentication is almost always secure and encrypted over the network, but the payloads may not be. For example, without a virtual private network (VPN) connection to encrypt traffic, the content of files ...

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