Quote:>I have been reading about point-to-point tunneling protocol, and I have a
>question - if this is not the best newsgroup, please suggest alternative.
Most of the discussion I've see about PPTP has been in:
or on the Microsoft news server:
Quote:>Can I connect a node on a remote LAN to a RAS Server at the central site,
>establish the tunnel, and then access services on the central site LAN from
>ALL nodes on the remote LAN, or only from the node from which the tunnel
>connection is made? In other words, can the remote end of the tunnel
>function as a router (I think that is the question, anyway, I hope someone
>will understand the question AND have the answer!).
I'm not sure why you wouldn't just use RAS for this since it sounds
like you're dialing directly via phone to a computer on the other LAN.
PPP is in effect the tunnel.
PPTP is used to securely ride LAN traffic on top of a WAN's TCP/IP
protocols (usually the Internet). Kind of like a virtual wire.
Then again...I may have misinterpreted your question.