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Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

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SM_3
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Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

Hello


Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

Thanks.
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John Collier
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Re: Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

SM,

It is my understanding that you have to have server class Windoze to act as a VPN server. I know for sure that this is true for Win2k and I am pretty sure that you will find that it is true for WinXP as well.

While both Win2k Pro and WinXP Home both work well as VPN clients, neither of them can be used as servers (to the best of my knowledge).

Can anybody prove these statements wrong?

John
"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." Stephen Krebbet, 1793-1855
Jon Finley
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Re: Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

True statment. Neither 2000 Pro nor XP Pro (natively) can be a VPN server, they are meant to be clients only.

Have you thought of bringing up a linux box?

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
SM_3
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Re: Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

Thank you!

SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Can I use Win2k Pro or XP home as VPN servers?

ah yes probably will use hp-ux or win2k server as VPN server.