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 From:  "David Cavanaugh" <dcavanaugh at thewebpros dot net>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] PPTP server irregularities.
 Date:  Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:10:16 -0500
Thank you the help James.

However, I found what might be a clue. At the end of Chapter 7 in the
user's guide: "Network Neighborhood in Windows does not work over PPTP
connections because broadcasts are not forwarded across the PPTP

Maybe that is why it does not work. Moreover, if it does not work
because broadcasts are not sent over the PPTP interface, is there a way
to enable broadcasts over the PPTP interface?

And, if it absolutely cannot work, I would like to know,
authoritatively. I will just have to attempt to use RRAS on 2003 for



-----Original Message-----
From: James W. McKeand [mailto:james at mckeand dot biz] 
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 2:39 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] PPTP server irregularities.

David Cavanaugh wrote:
> What doesn't work:
> Ping by server name (NetBIOS name, for example), and consequently
> Outlook connection to Exchange.

As ugly of a suggestion as it mighty be... For a quick and dirty
solution, I would suggest either hosts file entry or lmhosts file
entry for the server(s) you wish to contact on the remote clients. I
lean towards hosts file - simple format. Formatting the lmhosts can
get rather complicated if you use any of the NetBIOS suffixes.
 (See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;180094)

The next solution would be to get WINS to work over the PPTP
connection. The question is does the PPTP client get passed the IP of
the WINS server when they connect?

James W. McKeand

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