3.4. Configuring a Remote Connection

Remote connectivity to a network involves connecting to the network through another network or series of networks, such as the Internet. Many organizations allow their employees to connect to their networks from home or on the road from a hotel. When this is allowed, the job of the administrator is to provide a connection that works in roughly the same way for the user but provides security for the organization. One of the main factors with remote connectivity is authentication. You need to make sure that the users who are connecting to your network are really who they say they are. Authentication can be accomplished using many different methods and many different protocols. Basically speaking, users can ...

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