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 From: Ken Murphy
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 Ken Murphy
 To: Daniel Hofford
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 Daniel Hofford
Subject: RE: VPN Takeover
Thread ID: 143087 Message ID: 143089 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Network and Computer Management
Date: Friday, August 24, 2007 7:13:28 PM         

> I've been told by the network people when I connect from my machine to theirs via a vpn all my internet traffic goes through their server.
> It seems to me that my traffic does slow down but I wonder if there is a way around this. I'd like to, for testing purposes, be able to make a connection but then use my machine to query the internet without going through there server. Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Dan
> "Our gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark." Chief Joseph

Your network guys are probably correct. If you wanted to create a VPN connection AND an Internet connection off of a standalone machine to your server, you would probably be looking at two network cards and two internet connections (probably not worth the hassel and cost.) I have my users establish a VPN connection just prior to running the app and then log off the connection when done. They have to log in using their credentials for our domain when connecting the VPN anyway. For our Halifax office, we use a server-to-server connection using a VPN router. The Halifax office gets it's internet through the Halifax server anyway, so the VPN does not cause any issues. I am told you can do stuff with RAS, but I have never really gotten it to work. The best solution I found was to use the hardware solution - VPN routers.

You shall know the truth - and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:33)


VPN Takeover Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/24/2007 6:56:31 PM
RE: VPN Takeover Posted by Ken Murphy @ 8/24/2007 7:13:28 PM