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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Virtual Private Networking

You know that you can use dial-up networking to connect to your office LAN or home computer from afar. But, with the Internet providing network connections and local modem access nearly all over the world, why can't you reach your network through the Internet instead of placing a possibly expensive long-distance call?

Well, in fact, you can. Microsoft networking can use the Internet's TCP protocol to conduct its business, so you can use an Internet connection to access shared files and printers, if the computer you want to reach has an Internet connection up and running.

But the Internet is not a friendly place. With tens of millions of people using it every day, you know that some of them are up to no good. Network ...

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