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Tunneling 13 years 3 months ago #550

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Wht is this technique called tunneling.... if we implement this, do we need to change the head office firewall ?
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Security 13 years 2 months ago #551

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Wandy,

Tunneling is a term used to describe special type of connections.

The term does explain its self, meaning that when implementing tunneling, you create a virtual secure tunnel which can carry sensitive data within it. People sniffing the tunnel only get jumbled data that makes no sence.

There are a few different ways to implement it, the most common is PPTP- Point to Point Tunnel Protocol. A quick search on google will reveal a lot of great resources on the protocol as it hasnt been covered yet here.

Implementing it would require both sides, client and Firewall/server to support it.

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Chris Partsenidis.
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www.Firewall.cx
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