There seems to be a recurring theme regarding non-M$ VPN solutions for M$
platforms wrt useful IP configuration items that allow clients to access the
remote network in a consistent manner.
Admittedly I've only evaluated two VPN client packages, Cisco and SafeNet's
SoftRemote. Both of them did not allow me to supply DNS servers to be used while
connected to the remote network. I tried talking to NetGear support, the guy led
me to believe that this is also the case with their VPN Client. Without
providing tunnel specific setting I would have to expose our internal DNS
services to the Internet so that the clients can obtain this information from
the underlying Internet config. Exposing WINS in this manner would probably not
be feasible or sensible.
Can anyone point me in the direction of an IPSec solution that provides a better
level of integration/configuration ? At the moment we are using FreeS/WAN as the
server, so solutions that are compatible with it are prefered.
Paul Jones, Software Engineer
Macfarlane TeleSystems Limited
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