Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Deploying a VPN, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
When deploying a VPN you have to think about three things right away,…your network router, which contains a firewall of some sort and is performing NAT…most likely, your server, and its firewall settings and your client, and its…compatibility with your available technologies.…The first place we need to go is the router.…We access that usually through a web interface.…Yours may go through a Telnet session on a command line client.…They are all different.…So we are just going to do this here in our web browser. Log in.…
Usually this is going to be under some sort of an advanced configuration area.…In ours this is under Advanced and then Firewall Settings over here in the sidebar.…Your router must support passing VPN traffic through to a VPN server.…This mean that the router must support something called ESP, which is not…Extrasensory Perception, but that will be funny.…It's actually Encapsulating Security Payload Protocol, and it has to be passed…for L2TP to work, which is one of the types of VPN supported by OS X Server.…
- Deploying, troubleshooting, and understanding OS X 10.6 DNS server
- Understanding and configuring OS X and OS X Server-based firewalls
- Fixing server- and client-side firewalls
- Configuring and troubleshooting DHCP
- Setting up and troubleshooting a VPN server