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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Secure Sockets Tunnelling Protocol

Although Network Access Protection (covered in Chapter 24) is one of the new technologies in Windows Server 2008, it’s not the only new thing in networking technologies. While Citrix, Cisco, and other vendors have had the ability to tunnel VPN connections over a standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Web port of 443, earlier versions of Windows Server were not able to do this. In Windows Server 2008, Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) enables VPN access over SSL, a port that isn’t usually blocked by hotels and other public access locations. In addition, it has integration with Network Access Protection (NAP) and supports native IPv6 traffic. SSTP is integrated into Routing And Remote Access and minimizes network ...

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