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yalag
Jun 24, 2008, 10:26 AM
We have an office here with all mac 10.5 clients, everything works great with OD. However we just added an employee that lives in another country. How can he login to our OD? (He is also running 10.5)



ajjmcd
Jul 6, 2008, 07:03 PM
I'm interested to know how this ends up, but I'm not an authority on such matters. From my investigations & discussions, I can offer the following:

Assuming you have a server, to which you want to add a remote client to your LAN, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is required to bridge the new client from their country to your server. Essentially you are using the VPN to connect no.6 to your server in such a way as to disguise the fact that you are using the internet to provide the transport. The VPN sets up a 'tunnel' between no.6 and your server, protecting the information being moved back & forth.

The following is from Apple support, and discusses VPN service set up for remote access within OS X Server. It might provide the answer, but in regards to OD (I don't recognise this acronym....) I regret I can suggest nothing more:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=ServerAdmin/10.5/en/c6ns.html

Otherwise, Wikipedia may help on explaining unfamiliar terms:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VPN

and I can recommend 'Networking: All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies' by Doug Lowe, a copy of which is sitting next to me as I type :)