The term VPN (Eng. “Virtual Private Network”) refers to a group of technologies that provide a network connection, or the so-called logical network, functioning on top of some other network, usually the Internet.
Although data is transferred to a VPN over networks with a low level of trust, thanks to the use of cryptography, the level of trust in a VPN can be arbitrarily high. Among the cryptography tools used are encryption, means to protect against changes in transmitted messages, public key infrastructure and authentication. Depending on the final destination, the VPN implements three types of connections: network-to-network, node-to-network and node-to-node.
VPN implementation and structure Continue reading
Today, many who are interested in computer technology and communications have heard about such a popular technology as VPN. However, most of the articles describe subtle nuances of technology that are often not understood by less experienced network users. This article will help you understand the basics of VPN technology. We tried to state everything in the simplest language and include a minimum of technical terms in the text.
The acronym VPN stands for Virtual Private Network (Virtual Prvate Network). This technology is Continue reading
L2TP is a tunneling protocol used to create virtual networks. Its main advantage is the ability to create virtual networks not only over IP networks, but also in Frame Relay, X.25 and ATM networks. Despite being similar to the OSI link layer protocol, L2TP is a session layer protocol using UDP port 1701.
The development of the protocol can be traced back to 1997, and in 1999, the RFC2661 standard appeared, describing it. It is believed that L2TP combined the best of both L2F and PPTP.
Scheme of work
To establish a connection, the remote system through the PSTN telephone network initiates a PPP Continue reading