SAMBA to Replace RAS Server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sat Nov 1 12:20:22 GMT 2003

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 12:33:13PM +0100, edal at wrote:
> Dear Sirs
> I obtained this e-mail address from the SAMBA web page, if this is not the correct address to use please could you pass the message on ?

Normally these questions are better put to samba at

> I have a quick question. Can I use SAMBA to replace a Windows NT server running the RAS service ?
> Thank you in advance.

You can.  I am working on a document to describe how you you would use
PoPToP, PPP and Samba to replace a Microsoft VPN server, but you could
use the same tools to handle the RAS component (just ignore the stuff
about PoPTop and MPPE).

It is currently hosted at,
but I'll get a better home for it soon.

Let me know what you think, as this report is 100% of the assessment
for one of my uni subjects :-)

Andrew Bartlett

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