Windows 2000 VPN Server

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I've setup a Windows 2000 VPN Server through RRAS. This is located on my home server behind a SOHO router. I have verified that the VPN is working by connecting/authenticating to the domain via another computer on my LAN. I have yet to try it from outside of my LAN.

I am unsure if I need to foward any ports to my Windows Server. Thus far, I have setup ports 1723 (PPTP) and 500 (IPSec) to foward to my server. I know I shouldn't be using PPTP, but for now I am learning how to setup VPN and will make it more secure later.

Is there anything else I need to do? Are these the correct ports? Thanks for reading.


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