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Can Windows XP incoming connections handle L2TP with IPsec?

Can Windows XP incoming connections handle L2TP with IPsec and, if so, how do I implement it?

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Windows XP Professional comes with remote access server capabilities that are very similar to those available in Windows 2000 Professional. The limitation with this feature is that a Windows XP computer can only accept a single incoming connection on each interface that can accept a connection. For example, a Windows XP machine can accept incoming connections on each of the following interfaces:

  • Dial-up modem serial interface
  • Infrared interface
  • Parallel port interface
  • VPN interface

    Windows XP Professional provides simple VPN server capabilities that lets you connect single VPN clients to your internal network one at a time and can accept calls from any Windows PPTP or L2TP/IPsec client.

    Here are two articles with the steps to configuration.

  • This was first published in January 2006

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