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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service

Now that you have some users defined for your server, one of the services you can provide for them right away is Virtual Private Network (VPN). Lion Server provides VPN service using the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) protocol.

You can configure your users’ computers and devices to use VPN so that when they are outside of your organization’s internal network, they have a secure connection to your internal network. Having a VPN connection is like having an impossibly long Ethernet cable from a user’s computer or device somewhere else in the world to your internal network; your users can use VPN to encrypt all traffic between their computer or device and computers inside your organization’s internal ...

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