Re: PPTP and VPN's ?

Danny Sinang ( (no email) )
Thu, 19 Feb 1998 23:25:46 +0800

I'm a newbie at VPN's, so please be patient with me.

I assign my users private IP addresses and force them to use a proxy server
for web access. In this setup, it is impossible for them to access their
server via PPTP or L2F, right ?

Is there a PPTP proxy out there ?

If my clients want access to their remote LAN, does my internet gateway have
to have PPTP running ? Or is it only the gateway at the remote LAN ?

- Danny

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Stratton <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, February 19, 1998 11:15 PM
Subject: RE: PPTP and VPN's ?

>I believe that our marketing people have put up VPN stuff on our website at
>I have set up several VPN's for various clients, using either PPTP or L2F
>a combination of the two. Depends on the situation...LAN to LAN VPN I
>to use router to router L2F...and if you've got PPTP running through that
>too, it's even better. For roaming users that want to dial into a POP and
>then connect to the office LAN, it seems to have to be PPTP...if the user
>dialing into one of our POP's we have solutions that use L2F, but most of
>our clients with roaming users are dialing into POP's that we partner with,
>and I just don't have the access to their routers to configure L2F for a
>couple clients.
>Matt Stratton
>AIS Network
>847.882.0493 x124
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Danny Sinang []
>Sent: Thursday, February 19, 1998 1:47 AM
>Subject: PPTP and VPN's ?
>Can anyone point me to where I can read what VPN's are for ? What
>and pitfalls to look after ?
>Has anyone provided such a service for customers already ? Any security
>concerns ?
>- Danny
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