Nortel EAC Win2K version?
carlsonmail at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 10 22:19:36 EST 2000
No doubt Jeff Needle will hop in here, but in case
he's on vacation or something, I'll chime in... :)
I spoke with the Product Manager for the Contivity
switch. They aren't going to parallel develop a
Windows 2000 client version until AFTER Microsoft
officially ships W2K. Wasn't the official shipping
date last week or so?
You see, since MS changed so many things with the IP
stack, route APIs, and other stuff from Beta 1 to Beta
2 of W2K, they didn't want to re-write the Extranet
client after every beta release...
Nortel committed to a Windows 2000 version (Extranet
client v.3.0) slated for Q1/00, probably towards the
end of March. (Don't hold me to this!!)
I've successfully tested a W2K PPTP client connecting
to a 2.11 and 2.5 Contivity server, which a few of my
clients are considering as a transitional step. After
all, W2K has much better support for laptops than NT4!
I wonder if Nortel will natively support MS' new VPN
direction for Windows 2000 though, which is tunnelling
L2TP traffic in IPSec packets, in essence putting
IPSec's security on top of L2TP's multiprotocol
support. (MS released a white paper on this a few
months ago.) Typical Microsoft -- who said anything
--- "Chen, Ken C" <ken.c.chen at LMCO.COM> wrote:
> Anyone hear of a Windows 2000 version of the
> Nortel's EAC?
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