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I have finally got PPTP working. Here's my setup in brief.
The remote network has two servers, one is NTS4.0 (BDC at ip
xxx.xxx.xxx.2) and the other is
NTS3.51 (PDC at ip xxx.xxx.xxx.1). The domain is DOMAIN01
The workstation dialing into the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is
NTS4.0 (PDC at ip yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy where the ip
address is assigned by the ISP) using PPP and dial-up networking.
domain is DOMAIN02. (DOMAIN01 didn't work and caused a conflict.)
This is an NTS for learning purposes, and could easily be a
workstation (NTW) instead.
My questions in brief:
Why is the connection so sloooooooow? Dial up monitor shows
throughput of about 17 kbps using a 28.8 kbps connection
to the ISP. 17 k would be acceptable, but it is dumping all kinds
traffic over the modem. Logging in remotely and per-
forming administrative tasks was painful. 2 minutes to add a user
the remote domain??? Is this a general RAS
Secondly, in the remote domain, the NTS4.0 BDC at xxx.xxx.xxx.2 has
the RAS, VPN, PPTP setup on it, not the NTS3.51
Primary Domain Controller/Server. But I can't log onto it (the
NTS4.0). However, I can log into the NTS3.51 computer.
What gives? Are RAS services on one box under the control of the
In brief, dialog is encouraged. Any NT-ISP's set up to do PPTP?
Thanks -- Ray
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 15:32:13 -0600
From: Ray Mosely <email@example.com>
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