When I had setup the m0n0wall pptp server and added a user account, I
was able to connect to m0n0wall. The session stayed active and I could
see the session detail, but I too could not ping anything on the LAN,
even though from the remote client doing an ipconfig /all showed that
I had a pptp local IP from the office.
I read from the link I sent about adding a line to the windows hosts
file located in c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc. You will see something
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
soo...for a given internal www server
192.168.1.5 office.server,local #intranet ww server
Adding this will allow you to ping that workstation, but to get to the
webpage on that workstation, I think you wil need an internal DNS.
Cheap solutions...While I am no *nix/bsd person, I know that just
about any downloadable distro can be configured for www and dns.
Likewise poptop http://www.poptop.org/ is an open-source pptp project
for *nix. I was thinking about loading this on a debian box to toil
> I have a Mandrake linux system on the other side of the firewall and I can't seem
> to see it as well as the other windoze boxes.
This may because windoze boxes are prone to being wide open, while
your drake box has fewer ports/services open
> I can tracert and ping outside the wan from the PPTP but I can't http or ping inside the lan.
I am not sure I follow this.......
If I haven't answered your question. Let me know. Honestly, I am not
sure I understand what your asking.
On Apr 2, 2005 5:41 PM, Ed Lentz <elentz at gmail dot com> wrote:
> That seems to work for you but I want something simple and cheap :). I have
> a Mandrake linux system on the other side of the firewall and I can't seem
> to see it as well as the other windoze boxes. I can tracert and ping
> outside the wan from the PPTP but I can't http or ping inside the lan.
> There must be a way that I am not seeing, I mean I see many messages on the
> list about others getting VPN and PPTP to work.
> On Apr 2, 2005 10:57 AM, Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > > But, I can't seem to list or use a shared folder.
> > from the webpage
> > at the very bottom.
> > Network Neighborhood in Windows does not work over PPTP connections
> > because broadcasts are not forwarded across the PPTP connection.
> > I had trouble with this as well. I may be ignorant, but I don't see
> > the point of creating a pptp tunnel to the router if you can't browse
> > to a network share. Matbe I'm missing something
> > I was able to get pptp to the m0n0wall server.
> > Then by modifying the hosts file in the remote workstation for a given
> > resource...ie LAN webserver, add this to the remote hosts file. Next
> > time you log into m0n0wall, the remote workstation will be able to get
> > www access to the LAN webserver.
> > After not being able to make m0n0wall pptp server functional for me
> > (again, I could be missing something) I enabled the redirect to an
> > internal MS server which was already configured for remote access and
> > tied in with our internal DHCP, WINS, DNS.
> > Now by redirecting pptp to a LAN sever, we autheniticate with MS
> > Active Directory and have complete access to LAN resources, as made
> > available from MS group policies.
> > - Don
> > On Apr 2, 2005 9:55 AM, Ed Lentz <elentz at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > > Hi all, I need some help here.
> > > I am running m0n0wall ver 1.11 and set it up according to the chapter 7
> > > instructions. I have my WinXP pro box at home set up as well to those
> > > instructions. I can connect to the office system and I get an IP address
> > > like I expect. But, I can't seem to list or use a shared folder. I try
> > > use Net use to connect to the machine and I get a "Path not Found"
> > > I modified my lmhosts file with the ip and machine name of the machine I
> > > want to use. And I still get nothing. I have a rule letting all ports
> > > Anyone have any suggestions as to why this wouldn't work?
> > >
> > > Another question. Would this work better with the latest Beta? I am soon
> > > getting a NET4501 to setup and I am hoping that I can load the new Bata
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Ed
> > >
> > >