We have an Hardware board with all the latest modifications at a place
faaar away from us by more than 2000 km.
We need to port some Executables in to the board which is away from us
by more than 2000 kms and do the checking of our modules that have been
recently developed here .
Can VPN help us in debugging of the software by porting into that
Hardware Board (2000 km away) from our location ?
In short terms:
Can VPN be used to port our software into a remote Hardware board and
debug our software with respect to that hardware ?
Thx in advans,
VPNs provide protected network connections. If your remote board
does not have a network connection, then a VPN will not be able to
give you an interface to the board. If the remote board -does- have
a network connection, then the VPN is not -necessary- to access the
You would use a VPN if the remote board -does- have a network connection
but you need to improve the security of that connection.
There is one other circumstance: if the remote board has a network
connection, but that network connection relies upon multicast or
local broadcasts or upon non-IP protocols such as IPX or appletalk,
then -some- forms of VPN connection can join the remote network
and the local network as if they were all local to each other.
If your remote board does not have a network connection but does have
a serial interface (RS232, RS422), then there are companies which make
equipment which provide "remote console" connections -- network addressible
serial ports. The price of those devices depends a lot on what kind
of security you need for the remote connection. If you need an
encrypted connection to the "remote console", then you might find it
most cost effective to use a remote console device that does not have
a lot of security, and then to use a VPN to secure the connection
to the remote console device. For example, you might combine a
Linksys BEFVP41 with a Synaccess Networks NPC-22.