ExpatTech Techblog - networking

Nagy Richárd 2008.10.28. 18:38

Setting up a VPN

In the office, we have a LAN behind a router. On the LAN there is a fileserver which hosts personal and project files which are to be shared and/or backed up. This fileserver runs Windows XP. We have employees who live in other cities and work from there, and we also wanted to be able to access shared files from home, so we decided to set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This basically means that from the Internet we can connect to our LAN and use its resources through a private and secure channel.

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