NAT or VPN?
For the last year or so, anyone that requested access to a machine on any network, I would always have use VPN and run a thin client over the connection such as Terminal Services or PCAnywhere.
I have had a request by a user to have access to a LAN granted by using NAT. I Know how to set this up but cant see any benefit s in doing so. I personally would prefer to set up a VPN rule that would give him access.
Can anyone suggest a reason for using NAT over VPN??
I don't think your end user really knows what they're asking you for. I would clarify with them because I think they may be lost in space a little bit.
Please post their rationale, I would love to hear it...cheap entertainment you know
I agree, Its actually the sysadmin of a very large company and he wants to connect to one of my customers. I wanted a secure VPN and he suggested NAT. I have no idea behind his rationale, I was atually someone here could put up some sort of arguement in the same corner as him.
My guess is that the user is having a Router and he does not know how to use the VPN through the NAT, i.e the Router.
New Security Features Planned for Firefox 4
Another Laptop Theft Exposes 21K Patients' Data
Oracle Hits to Road to Pitch Data Center Plans
Microsoft Preps Array of Windows Patches
Microsoft Nears IE9 Beta With Final Preview
Simplified Analytics Improve CRM, BI Tools
Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS in 2Q
VMware Updates Hyperic System Management
File Monitoring Key to Enterprise Security
LinkedIn Snaps Up SaaS Player mSpoke