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Virtual Private Networks, Second Edition by Paul Wolfe, Charlie Scott, Mike Erwin

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Installing the AltaVista Tunnel

The installation of the AltaVista Tunnel on all platforms is assisted by a GUI installation program, which makes all the necessary updates to the system and installs the networking pseudo-adapters and icons. This process is fairly generic across platforms, but there are specific installation requirements for each platform. Review the next section carefully before running out and purchasing the software.

The AltaVista Tunnel Extranet server for Unix is available in one version: Digital Unix. Table 7-1 shows the installation requirements for this operating system. Confirm that your system matches these attributes before installation.

Table 7-1.  Requirements for AltaVista Tunnel on Unix Systems

Requirements

Digital Unix

Hardware

All Alpha System

OS

Version 3.2c or later

Memory

32 MB

Hard disk space

25 MB

Root privileges

Yes

The AltaVista Tunnel for the Windows operating system is available as an Extranet server or a Telecommuter client (see Table 7-2).

Table 7-2.  Requirements for AltaVista Tunnel on Windows Systems

Requirements

Extranet Server

Telecommuter

Processor and RAM

See below

Intel 80486 or higher with 8 MB of RAM

OS

NT 4.0 SP 3 or higher

NT 4.0 or higher or Windows 95

Hard disk space

15 MB

5 MB

Administrator access

Yes

N/A

The processor and memory requirements for the Extranet server are dependent on the number of tunnels needed for the virtual private network. Table 7-3 breaks down the minimum requirements.

Table 7-3.  ...

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