Multihome VPN Issue
Multihome VPN Issue
I have 5 static WAN addresses using only one that comes into a FlowPoint 2200 DSL Modem / 4 Port Router. This DSL Modem / Router leads into 1 of 2 Intel 10/100 NIC’s on a Dell PowerEdge 2300 Server running on Microsoft BackOffice SBS (Small Business Server) version 4.5, SP4. The first NIC is the WAN IP which is directed from the FlowPoint DSL Modem / Router. The second NIC (coming from the server) is configured with a 10.0.0.2 IP address which is sent to a NetGear DS516 / 16 Port Dual Speed Hub, which disperses the dynamic addresses (to 8 workstations) from the server that is running DHCP. There is another catch, there is also a Proxy Server that is running as well on this server, which was also enabled by the former administrator of this system, this is all bundled apps included in SBS 4.5 Server.
The client wants his wife to be able to work from home (i.e.: VPN or Remote Control software, I prefer VPN myself), which would give her access to the centralized files (she needs to input and update) on the server that the office updates daily. I personally wanted to reconfigure the setup with a different hardware configuration, but do not want to jeopardize the network with any outages at all (the client is an accountant in a very busy office with 10 employees and cannot have ANY downtime right now). I thought maybe a quick fix would be to add one more workstation next to the server on a KVM switch (1 Monitor, 2 PC’s) and use WebEx On Call (a web based, browser remote control application), which uses port 80 and executes all remote control functionality on WebEx’s high speed servers and backbones with a thin client browser connection. Quite Fast. But then I got a quote from them for $1500 for setup and $400 a month for 2 licenses, on top of $600 for a new workstation and $120 for a KVM switch. I’ve attempted to try and use PC Anywhere and other RAS and PPTP configuring, but with no avail. I cannot get past the multihomed and proxy firewall. I really need help on this one.
Thanks in advance.