Setting Up the Authentication Server

In our example, we are using a Windows 2000 server for the authentication server. The name of the service we will configure is IAS. This is Microsoft's RADIUS implementation. Note, however, that there are free, open source equivalents available, such as the Free Radius Server project. (See http://www.freeradius.org for more information.)

This chapter assumes that your Windows 2000 server is a clean installation and hasn't been modified. It is possible to run the various services that we will discuss on a single PC or distributed across several machines on your network. This book assumes a simple environment, where all services will be placed on a single PC.

In a Windows 2000 environment, the first step is ...

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