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Old 01-31-2006, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, I just wanted to say that this site is very informative. I've been browsing since early last week, and I've been very impressed with the amount of data here, as well as with the moderation. Great job guys!

Just a quick question, as every thread I found involving a VPN was regarding email redirection.

We are running several webservers at my company that require resolution through our VPN in order to be displayed through a browser. I've been digging through my 7520 looking for a menu that will allow me to establish a VPN connection to no avail. So, I was wondering...

1. Is there a way to config a VPN on a 7520 "out of the box" that will redirect http requests?

2. Failing #1, Are there any 3rd-party apps that will pull this off?

Basically, we run a monitoring system that outputs alert to a web interface we would like to be able to monitor remotely via a handheld, so I'm trying to see how difficult this would be. I may have to put something on the public side specifically formatted for handhelds that requires authentication, but I'd rather not tax our dev guys if I can establish a simple VPN connection and resolve it in that manner.

Any input/experience/advice you guys may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Welcome to the forum. It is a great place. Many of us have learned a lot here. Unfortunantly, I don't think it is possible to do a VPN connection from a Blackberry. At least, I have never found a way. I once had a Big Brother server monitoring sites on the inside of an environment. I put an apache proxy server betwee it and the internet, and I was able to bring up the Big Brother pages from my browser without a problem.
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I put an apache proxy server betwee it and the internet, and I was able to bring up the Big Brother pages from my browser without a problem.
Thanks for the reply.

That certainly is a viable option, but I suppose my main concern is that I much prefer to have the webpages remain on our internal network, since the data found on the display console could yield private information for literally thousands of customers. I'd rather not have anything public facing that might fall victim to some buffer overflow exploit, etc.

I'll keep searching for a VPN solution, and if I make any discoveries, I'll be sure to update this thread. Thanks for the input.
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This i scertainly not VPN but I think it is also a viable solution, have you tried http://www.desktopmobiles.com/
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This i scertainly not VPN but I think it is also a viable solution, have you tried http://www.desktopmobiles.com/
Thanks for the link KonTiki. Yes, I had been looking at this software as well. I thought I might attempt to use it to RDP to my home workstation, and from there VPN into our internal network and monitor our hosts from there. However, I'm still weighing my options, as I'm sure that this would reult in some pretty laggy connections (thanks to the upload speeds at my house (RDP is bandwidth intensive)).
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