7.1. Remote Access Connection Configuration Requirements

Remote access requires two basic components: a remote computer and a remote access system on the network (typically a computer or device running special software called the Remote Access Server). The remote computer connects to the remote access server and then operates just as it would if it were a workstation on the network.

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This section covers only one type of remote access configuration, a dial-up connection over an analog phone line, once more popular than the now common VPN connections that are made from the equivalent of a standard LAN connection; however, each network operating system (NOS) has many options for remote access to your network. Check your NOS documentation for ...

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