On Mar 15, 2005, at 11:20, sylikc wrote:
> Otherwise, try giving a more detailed overview of the network, for
> example if you're using advanced routing or setting certain exclusions
> for the Windows hosts, using captive portal, etc. to see if anything
> else might be causing your problem. Also, when does service resume?
> Do you have to reboot the Windows hosts or does something have to
> occur before they can receive responses again? What Windows OS are
> the Windows hosts running?
> m0n0wall (Layer 3/4) is not aware of the operating system (Layer
> 5/6/7), so since it works with the Mac client on the receiving side,
> in a default configuration (without advanced options), it doesn't
> sound like a m0n0wall issue.
Thanks for your thoughts. The problem comes and goes by itself. That
is, service drops out and resumes for all Windows hosts at the same
time. I have to think that the problem has more to do with the way
Windows hosts interact with the VPN (some kind of obscure behaviour of
the Windows TCP/IP stack). Part of the problem is that the problem is
quite unpredictable. Things mostly work, but when service drops out, it
can stay out for a day or so.
I'll put in packet sniffers next time and see if I can't gather more
Thank you for your help.