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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  Mono Wall list <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall as persistent VPN end-point?
 Date:  Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:24:08 -0600
Michael Graves wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've used m0n0 for a long time in my home office. I work from home
> connecting to my employers MS PPTP VPN on an as needed basis.
> Essentially, I have a PC or two that have VPN logins to the head office
> for access to Exchange or corp file servers. My router (m0n0wall on
> Net4801) does not itself have a connection to the head office. I also
> have a substancial VoIP setup so managed QoS/traffic shaping is a must.
> My employer approached me about providing me with a router that was a
> VPN end point. They think that this might get around issues we have
> with DNS failure through the VPN. That has typically required hosts
> file entries for servers inside the corp firewall, even thought we are
> connected to the VPN.

You can use m0n0wall and ipsec with several other vendors.  Some are 
easier than others...  And if the corperate DNS is accessable from the 
outside, you can have m0n0wall use the company DNS.  If not, you can 
have m0n0wall pass the company DNS to your local clients via DHCP.