9.2. Setting Up a VPN

In the remainder of this chapter, we'll set up a VPN using Windows 2000. Many of these steps are conceptually similar or equal to what you would do to implement any VPN product.

Microsoft VPN supports both PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol). We'll show you how to set up a PPTP session because it's a straightforward process. L2TP VPNs are much more powerful, but they also involve establishing a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) as well as additional work.

9.2.1. Preparing the System

This section assumes that you have a working Windows 2000 Server and a Windows 2000 Professional installation (although XP would also work, and 9x/Me with an additional client). We'll be using basic ...

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