VPN from one Win2k host to a FreeBSD network?
brently at bjwcs.com
Mon Jun 9 18:20:09 PDT 2003
Use MPD (its in the ports) for PPTP support, which is built into w2k. On the
user side, its "friendly" to set up because it presents the user w/ a
modem-type setup where you "dial" a vpn box.
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> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of David Kelly
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> Subject: VPN from one Win2k host to a FreeBSD network?
> This has been covered many times before, I'm sure, just I
> just can't find it now I have need.
> A consultant with one Win2k system behind a home-office NAT
> firewall needs to speak Microsoft protocols to an NT4 server
> inside my FreeBSD NAT firewall. Also connect to the Oracle database.
> I currently have an IPsec VPN to yet another site with an
> identical FreeBSD firewall as I have here. Microsoft
> protocols flow over that link as well.
> The fact her remote Win2k system is already behind NAT
> suggests to me using Win2k built-in IPsec isn't going to work
> with racoon?
> She can ssh to my FreeBSD system. I have not disabled sshd
> port forwarding. An attractive low threshold of pain might be
> to use PuTTY on Win2k and port forward to here. Research
> suggests she would have to disable filesharing, or possibly
> remove that module, in order to free ports 137-139 so this
> would work. Might work but isn't "low threshold of pain."
> Simple ssh port forwarding should work fine for Oracle.
> Next thought would be to tunnel PPP thru SSH. Have found
> plenty of examples of how to do this Unix to Unix but not
> from inferior OS's.
> Yet another thought was to use PPPoE. Win2k should have a
> PPPoE client. Is there a tool on FreeBSD to receive such
> connections? Would it appear on the Win2k system as another
> network interface or would it be her sole interface while it
> is up? Encryption for PPPoE?
> David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at hiwaay.net
> The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its
> capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.
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