Virtualized VPN


Chris White

Hi all, i am setting up a vpn server with the exception that instead of
running physically on a server, the operating system is installed as a
virtual machine using MS Virtual PC. This is how it is setup:

Host (physical) OS has two interfaces, one connected to internal network and
the other to external connection using two IPs, one public and the other
private. The virtual machine is connected to the network via these two
interfaces, of course using different IPs. Pinging is all OK and there is
uninterrupted network flow. In fact the virtual machine OS is a child domain
of the physical domain and active directory is being replicated without any

I have forwarded port 1723 from modem to router and i used to work with it
just fine, therefore virtual servers are set OK.

However my problem is can I forward the 1723 port to my virtual
machine? should I use the public IP address of the host OS or of the virtual
machine? I tried both but with no luck and I guess I am missing something

I know its a bit hard to understand but i left nothing out and would
appreciate your help!

Thanks a million!!



Paul Bergson [MVP-DS]

This is an Active Directory NewsGroup. This should be posted in the
Networking Newsgroup, I have included them in on this post.

Paul Bergson
MVP - Directory Services
MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4

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James Yeomans BSc, MCSE, MCTS

Hi there, if you want port 1723 traffic sent to the virtual machine then you
should port forward that to the public ip of the virtual machine. What
exactly is the problem you are having? Does the vpn fail to connect?

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