RAS allows dial-up connections (modem connections, or on-demand connections such as ADSL) to be used for TCP/IP networking and routing. The following sections describe Windows 2000’s RAS features and the utilities used to configure RAS settings.
You can configure RAS settings using the Routing and Remote Access snap-in to MMC, which was described earlier in this chapter as used for IP Routing configuration. The majority of RAS settings are contained within one or more remote access policies.
A policy specifies remote access settings for a configurable group of users. A default policy is included to allow access to any user with the dial-in permission set in their user policy. You can modify this policy or add separate policies to modify RAS settings.
The policy Properties dialog allows you to grant or deny permissions based on a number of conditions. You can use the Edit Profile button to edit the full range of RAS settings for the policy. The Profile dialog is divided into a number of property pages, described in the following sections.
The Dial-in Constraints page allows you to restrict the use of dial-up connections. The following options are available: