Configuring the VPN Server

Make sure that your outside NIC is configured with a valid IP address, as assigned by your ISP. This could be a static or dynamically assigned IP address. Also, check to be sure that your inside NIC is configured with a nonroutable private IP address such as 192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x-172.31.x.x. (See RFC 1918 for more information about private IP addresses.) The inside NIC is generally given a static IP address. Figure 8.1 illustrates network and dial-up connections.

Figure 8.1. Network and dial-up connections.

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