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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Routing and Remote Access

Remote Access Basics

Supported in Windows 2000 by RRAS (Routing and Remote Access Services)
Managed using Routing and Remote Access snap-in
Supports dial-in and dial-out use; dial-in limited in Windows 2000 Professional

Authentication Methods

CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol)

An Internet-standard protocol that exchanges encrypted tokens for authentication.

MS-CHAP

Microsoft’s proprietary version of CHAP, supported by Windows and Windows NT.

MS-CHAP v2

A new version of MS-CHAP, available only to Windows 2000 clients and servers.

Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

A dynamic authentication protocol that can use certificates, smart cards, or other authenticated methods.

Unencrypted authentication

Allows use of the PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) and SPAP (Shiva PAP) protocols (plain-text passwords).

Unauthenticated access

If this option is enabled, clients can complete PPP connections with no authentication. This option is disabled by default and is a serious security risk.

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