Macintosh VPN Setup
Here's how to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your server, when using our Macintosh accounting software:
Your server machine needs to have an Internet connection. Usually you'll do that via an Internet gateway, which may be a Cable Modem, DSL Modem or WiFi network connector.
NOTE-- A dial-up Internet connection is not sufficient for a VPN.
Connect your server machine to the Internet gateway with Ethernet cable, or set up a wireless network.
Your Local Area Network also needs to have a static IP address, so other computers can locate your server. This is a unique, 32-bit number that will be in the form of four numbers (for example, 18.104.22.168). Contact your Internet Service Provider to arrange a static IP address. Usually there is a monthly or annual fee for the address.
Goldenseal Server Setup
Every networking application uses a specific port number. The default port for Goldenseal is #18259 (or GS in ASCII characters). If you want to increase your security, click the link for instructions on switching to a different port number.
Set up your Internet firewall so it does not block the port you use for Goldenseal. Usually that is port #18259, but you can change it to a different port number to increase security.
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