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Josh,

Very helpful 

Thanks

John

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Josh
Diggs
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 11:44 AM
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Subject: RE: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory

John,

That's one of the points I was trying, but probably failed
to make in a previous response.  If you use the vendor's
software, in this case Cisco, you will likely find very good
step by step instructions on configuration in the
documentation.  Additionally things may be a little easier
since the terminology used on both ends of the configuration
should be consistent.

You may or may not be able to find detailed instructions for
configuring the Windows client (probably you can with a big
name product like Cisco), but it is less likely that your
initial support contract will entitle you to a hand-holding
walk through of the client configuration if you are not
using their client.

Hope this helps,

Josh

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Allen
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 8:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory


Is it harder or more confusing or lead to more problems or
less secure using the client built into Windows versus using
the CISCO client?

John

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike
Cunningham
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 6:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory

XP Pro has a VPN client included as does Vista Home Premium,
XP Home does not include this and I don't think Vista Home
basic does either althought I am not 100% sure of that. On
my XP Home system I use the Cisco supplied VPN client, on my
Vista system I use the MS client. 

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Allen
Sent: Thu 3/15/2007 4:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory




We most likely would go with CISCO solution if we go with
VPN.

Does this mean we would install the device at our office and
then load CISCO software on all PC's that would have a need
to access the VPN?

I thought I read somewhere that you could access a VPN using
something built into Windows XP??

John


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rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 4:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory

For remote users we use a Cisco solution.  The remote PC's
do not need any
additional hardware - it's all Cisco software.  Cool thing
was that I
almost landed a side job using the same solution to get into
their
network.

Doing it on an appliance versus a direct in to your i5 vpn
solution is
that you can use other stuff on the network as if you were
local.
Including stuff like
- Your local Domain Name Server
- Shares on wintel, etc
And still get into your i5 via 5250, netserver, etc as if
you were local.

Rob Berendt
--
Group Dekko Services, LLC
Dept 01.073
PO Box 2000
Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com <http://www.dekko.com/> 





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For a quick and dirty VPN solution, I've had success with
purchasing a
pair of low end consumer grade VPN routers.  In my limited
experience, it
is much easier to configure similar settings on both ends of
the
connection than to try to match settings in disparate
products.  Another
consequence of this approach is that you're connection can
be set to be
always available.  This is good for ease of use, but bad for
security.

A more secure and ultimately better solution is to use a
more robust
firewall/VPN package whether appliance or software based.
What you
probably want to shop for is something that uses a modern
encryption
method, and does not take a network engineer to set up and
maintain.

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Allen
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 12:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory



Currently our ISP is Bellsouth (DSL Business Account)

In the past we have not really done anything remotely so we
have just been using the Standard Netopia router with a Dell
Switch for accessing the internet and sending emails.

In the past we have not had any need to access our servers
or our iSeries or AS/400's.
But starting this year we would like have remote access but
at the same time we do not want to open our network up being
hacked.

If we need to purchase some equipment such as firewall/vpn
appliance or Router etc. then that is possible.


John


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Wayne
McAlpine
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 3:14 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory

Allen, tell us a little more about your hardware and your
ISP.  Do you
have a Cisco router/firewall?  If so, I believe the VPN
software is
included with the hardware.

Allen wrote:
Sounds like I may need to contract this out.

Anyone on this list have the experience and desire to set
this up for us (remotely) please email me offline

jallen@xxxxxxxxxxx

John


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom
Liotta
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 3:24 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Attempting to map a drive from home to AS/400
IFS directory

Allen wrote:

I have never setup a VPN

Is this difficult?
Is there an easy to follow document explaining the setup
process?

John:

The _first_ thing you need to do is verify with your ISP
if
VPN is
allowed for your account. Some ISPs don't enable VPN for
personal
accounts, but instead want to charge for a 'business'
account or at
least charge for enabling it.

Setting up VPN will be _far_ more difficult if the ISP
blocks it and
you don't realize it. (I'd add a "<g>" but it really can
be
something that doesn't bring a smile.)

Tom Liotta

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