Windows 2000 Virtual Private Networking
||Author: Thaddeus Fortenberry|
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Publisher: Que (15 January, 2000)
Sales Rank: 62,486
Average Customer Rating: 4.42 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
This is a mediocre book. I find the style of writing somewhat confused.
Like the half dozen other books on networking and information security that I bought from New Riders over the past few years (this was definitely the last one) it makes you wonder if they employ editors at all.
Rating: 4 out of 5
A very practical book
This is a very practical book. Which is wonderful if that's what you are looking for. There are other books with better theoretical discussions of what IPSec is. But few books are as helpful in getting IPSec to actually work in a Windows 2000 environment. I found it very helpful in setting up a few Windows 2000 VPN servers.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Finally a VPN manual that tells it like it is!
We are a small company that is deploying Windows 2000 as our VPN solution and had been having problems understanding all of the issues with the deployment. This book puts it all together and explains the whole picture of how the deployment should work. I particularly found the chapter of Proxy and NAT information helpful. I have NEVER seen a book the explains all of the issues and basic differences between different types of connection sharing devices.
Also, the book covers about 20 different designs of how you can put together your network with both the tunnel server and the home LANs (a lot of my users have home LANs). It is neat how Thaddeus did not try to tell the reader how they should do it, but rather lists the advantages and disadvantages of each.
I cannot recommend this book enough!
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