[pptp-server] IP Question.
dholmes at bigpond.net.au
Thu Oct 18 18:45:38 CDT 2001
The other 'solution' is to use WINIPCFG (for Win95/98) or IPCONFIG
(WinNT/2000) to release the IP address on the NIC before connecting the PPTP
Dougal Holmes (at home)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Brody" <tim at tim.brody.btinternet.co.uk>
To: "PPTPD User Group (E-mail)" <pptp-server at lists.schulte.org>
Cc: <mattgav at tempo.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: [pptp-server] IP Question.
> Unless you change the routing on the mobile computer, they'll be trying to
> access your network through the NIC card, rather than the PPTP interface
> (which is entirely logical ...). By changing the IP addy of the NIC you're
> changing the routing table so the machine no longer associates your
> network with the NIC, but with PPTP.
> I *think* the easiest solution for you would be to set up a DHCP server,
> which would give you a distinction between when your VPN users are
> directly and indirectly to your network.
> Set up a DHCP on your network with your proper internal IP addresses
> (10.1.1.x && 10.1.1.1), with a short TTL (say 10 minutes). When your users
> are out-and-about their lease will expire, stopping them routing through
> their NIC, and will start routing through the PPTP instead.
> All the best,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Gavin" <mattgav at tempo.com.au>
> To: "PPTPD User Group (E-mail)" <pptp-server at lists.schulte.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 8:42 AM
> Subject: [pptp-server] IP Question.
> > Hi all,
> > I have a small problem with Windows clients (Laptops) who connect to
> > our Corporate LAN and our VPN (Not at the same time).
> > For VPN access, ie: when they are remote to the LAN... There is no
> > authenticating and then connecting, but IP Traffic does not occur to or
> > the internal network unless the user changes the Static IP Address
> > to their NIC to anything but the LAN subnet (10.1.1.0)...
> > ie: 10.1.1.234 to 10.0.0.234. Same for the gateway 10.1.1.1 to 10.0.0.1.
> > is fine once they do this!
> > I have senior managers who get the shits with this every time they need
> > VPN in, and some have given up all together. Has anyone experienced this
> > do the majority of "your" VPN users always remain as VPN users?
> > Matt. :)
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