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Mac® OS X System Administration by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 15Allow Remote Access to Your Network

To keep competitive, but preserve some fragments of your home life, you and your colleagues will probably need to work outside the office as well as in it. Among its many features, Mac OS X Server includes virtual private networking that enables you (and them) to connect securely to your network from anywhere in the world that offers an Internet connection.

In this chapter, we’ll make sure you understand the essentials of how virtual private networking works; you’ll also go through the steps of setting up the server to accept VPN connections and deciding who’s allowed to use it. After that, we look at how to connect your client Macs to the VPN—and how to connect the iPhone and iPod touch as well. ...

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