Mac OS X VPN

Mac OS X VPN

Post by nospa » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 18:50:56


I'm trying to connect to a Mac OS X VPN server and then browse to another
server on the network. I can connect fine, but I can't do anything other
than connect. I'm connecting from XP Pro and it claims to have connected, I
get an IP address in the right subnet, etc, but no joy when trying to map
drives to another server on the remote network - any ideas?

Thanks for any help.
 
 
 

Mac OS X VPN

Post by Mike Drech » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 19:28:53


Sounds like you don't have anything setup for name resolution. Can you
ping that server using it's IP address? Can you map a drive using the
IP address?

Do you have a WINS server or DNS server setup? Does your client obtain
the correct server settings?

Technically a VPN only handles the IP level connection. IP services
like name resolution are another matter. You would have the same
problem on a WAN if the network services aren't setup properly.

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Post by nospa » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 20:47:20

> Sounds like you don't have anything setup for name resolution.

Well, that's what we thought, so on the remote server we added Network
routing definitions and a DNS server record under the VPN server settings.


Before and after doing the above, no. The only address on the network that
responds to ping, is the ip address I'm being given on the remote network.


There's no WINS server running, but the DNS is set up correctly - the client
end picks up the ip in the correct range, the correct gateway machine and
the correct subnet mask.


Right...unfortunately attempting to map a drive the 2nd server using the
internal (or even external ip address) fails. The firewall rules on both
sides as far as we know are all correct. The 2nd machine I'm trying to get
to is also a Mac OS X server...

Thanks for the help.
 
 
 

Mac OS X VPN

Post by Mike Drech » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 21:12:30


Well assuming there is no firewall blocking it, you should be able to
ping the IP's of other devices on the internal network if the VPN is
working properly. Pinging the IP your client is given is practically
useless. Only a very broken client configuration will fail that test.

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