Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video VPN prerequisites, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
Here in the VPN chapter, again, we will need Snow Leopard Server installed and set up.…We will also want to connect a client machine to the Internet via some other…network, other than what we have got set up, and this is a really different…reason than the stuff we were talking about over in DHCP.…The point of the VPN is that you have to make a remote connection.…Well, if your client is connected to the same network as the VPN server, it sort…of misses the point.…So, get yourself a client, hook it up to something on the outside world if you can.…
A Wi-Fi card from a cell provider is a good choice here, or you can go over…to a friend's house and try it from there. That would work too.…One way or the other you are going to need to have that connection outside.…If you want to use the fully qualified domain name of your server from the…Internet in your VPN configuration, you'll have to have that ISP level DNS set…up correctly. Otherwise from the outside,…you are just not going to be able to connect your 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