Advantages of SSTP based VPN tunnel

In last week blog, I wrote about SSTP – the new VPN tunnel which goes over HTTPS – hence increasing the coverage area of VPN connection to “everywhere”. Today I am going to talk about advantages of SSTP compared to “network extension or full tunnel” solution delivered by other SSL products. Note: I am not comparing web based access (i.e….


Changes to CMAK in Longhorn Server

This is to give an idea of what new features, changes has made to CMAK till now for Longhorn Server. This list is not final and subject to change.   –          In order to ease the profile authoring, separate wizard pages has been included for Vista profiles and Down-level profiles [WS03, XP, W2k]. –          CMAK…


VPN tunnel across web proxy, NAT and firewall – no kidding !!

I am sure at times you might have faced this problem where PPTP or L2TP based VPN connection does not go through. This may be in some hotel or when you are visiting a customer or partner site etc. This is primarily due to PPTP GRE port blocking or L2TP ESP port blocking issue by some firewall or NAT router…


Vista: How PPPv6 support works?

I have seen lots of email coming around on how IPv6 supports works on WAN links in Vista. Or in other words how PPPv6 works Lets start by some fundamentals first: PPP is the protocol which is normally used to connect to your ISP over dial-up links (i.e. PPP over dialup) OR broadband networks  (i.e. PPP over Ethernet) OR to…