DNS, WINS et al

DNS, WINS et al

Post by Paul Jone » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 21:32:09


There seems to be a recurring theme regarding non-M$ VPN solutions for M$
platforms wrt useful IP configuration items that allow clients to access the
remote network in a consistent manner.

Admittedly I've only evaluated two VPN client packages, Cisco and SafeNet's
SoftRemote. Both of them did not allow me to supply DNS servers to be used while
connected to the remote network. I tried talking to NetGear support, the guy led
me to believe that this is also the case with their VPN Client. Without
providing tunnel specific setting I would have to expose our internal DNS
services to the Internet so that the clients can obtain this information from
the underlying Internet config. Exposing WINS in this manner would probably not
be feasible or sensible.

Can anyone point me in the direction of an IPSec solution that provides a better
level of integration/configuration ? At the moment we are using FreeS/WAN as the
server, so solutions that are compatible with it are prefered.

TIA
Paul
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DNS, WINS et al

Post by Joe Beasle » Fri, 09 Apr 2004 09:04:49

The cisco 3030 vpn allows you to specify multiple dns and wins entries.

 
 
 

DNS, WINS et al

Post by Paul Jone » Fri, 09 Apr 2004 19:04:01


Does that mean all vpn clients expect servers/concentrators to push out their
configuration details ?

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DNS, WINS et al

Post by David Gree » Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:12:16

I know SSH Sentinel 1.4 allows DNS and WINS server settings
if you set it up to allow for virual IP interface.


Dave


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DNS, WINS et al

Post by Joe Beasle » Sat, 10 Apr 2004 23:38:31

Cisco uses "groups" to represent ipsec connections. Each group can get
dns/wins from the server or use their own static settings.
 
 
 

DNS, WINS et al

Post by Paul Jone » Wed, 14 Apr 2004 18:46:10


Thanks for the information.

Do you know if it allows multiple subnets to be configured against each tunnel.
For instance, can I add subnets 10/8, 172.16/12 and 192.168/16 against a single
connection ?

TIA
Paul

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