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Creating massive VPN!! - school project

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    ey guys :), i need to do a project for ICT A level, and thought of creating a massive VPN (Virtual Private Network), i am going to research on the amount of users a VPN can take, and to see if its feasible to create a "second internet", based on my results.. :cool:

    i would like to see how this goes, maybe some people will test out making websites on the VPN :rockout:, test its hits.

    i will probably set up some sort of DNS server that will assign domain addresses to your pc's

    i would like as many people as possible to join up :rockout:

    i am open to new idea's, so please tell me :toast:
     
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    comeon people....

    its just a project/experiment :laugh:
     
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    I'll join. If you can get it working.
     
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    This is interesting....please explain some more. Is this gunna be hardware or software based VPN?
     
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    lol, yes everyone.

    i would suggest that you have a good firewall, etc.
    all the general precautions for joining a network
     
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    it wil be primarily software based, sitting on top of the internet.

    i will eventually hire a server so that people will freely be able to connect.

    but until then i am looking for a very high performance application (hamachi doesnt cut it)
     
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    I think you should do some more research in what DNS is. A DNS server doesn't assign domain names. It converts DNS names (ie domain names) to IP's.
    ie you visit google.com, your computer asks the DNS server for google.com's IP and the DNS server returns the IP.

    As for the maximum amount of VPN users on a server, as far as I know Windows servers have no limit. Also, you don't "make a website on a VPN". The website simply runs on the server, the server just allows connections from the VPN connection. By default it is set to do so.
     
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    seeing as the general term for a global infrastructure network (internet), was only named after around 75,000 people using it globally.
    you can see that from a logical standpoint, that this too can be achieved with the correct handling
     
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    if you guys have any suggestions, thoughts, etc. that would be great :)
     
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    i may run some sort of unix variant, that can achieve the same thing.
    if not, then just a peer to peer vpn.

    in the future, when it gets rolling, i will introduce some sort of network management system (including vpn)
     
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    the concept is there, i just need support for my project
     
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    When it gets rolling... Things only roll when they are useful. If they is no use for it people won't use it.
    Also, why Unix? Windows server can set it up in under 5min. (literally)
     
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    im looking for idea's banjoman, this is a project for MY A level ICT class

    as i said earlier, i MAY run a unix system....
     
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    it doesnt have to be useful, all it does is to see if it is feasible to create a reasonably large network of computers on the basis of using standard resources.
    that way i can extrapolate, and i can see whether or not it is indeed possible
     
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    Do I get to learn something from this if I join?
     
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    you probably will, you will learn how the vpn works with clients to create a network, and how it manages that network.
    i will from my results, be able to find out if it is indeed possible to create another "internet", that is build on top of the real internet, using mearly standard software, and possibly hardware.
     
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    I might join in, I'm interested to see the results
     
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    You do realize that there already is another network faster than anything that an average person, has even heard of that is I think 100Gbs already in use by the government.
    Im all in
     
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    i am looking for any suggestions on the software used to create the network.
     
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    stay away from ham-a-cheese
     
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    I think you did good by dumping the problem OS. If you look at all the OSes from win 1.1 to Win XP you notice that nothing much changes except the GUI and some special features. But also as each version comes along ssystem services go up. This all translates into latencys. Who knows you may even have to use a time gate for certain users at certain times because there systems drag.
     
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    How far along are you in the planning?
    Decided on authentication scheme yet?

    More to the point, why? I mean past your interest in learning what will the hypothetical point of the VPN be?
     
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    nothing much apart from having a second internet, possibly not bound to the rules of public networking.

    i have only had this idea as i do the CCNA, and i take ICT A lvl, i needed to think of a project for ICT, and this interconnects my two courses.
     

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