Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)

Description:
The service offers:
  • Routing service of LAN-to-LAN, LAN-to-WAN, virtual private network (VPN) and network address translation (NAT).
    The routing possibilities of RRAS is more advanced than those provided by Internet Connection Sharing (Both using the same NAT module)
  • Filtering according to filter rules which can be configured by tools like NetSh and Routemon(WinNT4)
  • Remote access via dial-up(PPP) and VPN connections. Related Configure PPP/VPN MTU Size
When disabled the option "Incoming Connections" will disappear from "Network Connections" Control Panel.

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Recommended State:
  • Disabled, for security measures so it will not be listening for incoming remote request.
  • Manual, if using a Virtual Private Network(VPN) or if acting like a router/proxy.
Default State:
  • Win8/Win7/Vista: Disabled
  • Win2k3: Disabled
  • WinXP SP2: Disabled
  • WinXP: Manual
  • Win2k: Disabled
Process Name:
Supports:
  • None
Depends:

Updated: 13 December 2012

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