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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  Shelby Westman <shelby dot westman at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] trouble with PPTP VPN
 Date:  Tue, 26 Apr 2005 11:48:05 -0400
On 4/25/05, Shelby Westman <shelby dot westman at gmail dot com> wrote:
> I'm using m0n0wall pb26r614.  I know, I know, its old.  But it is
> running on a production network, and I would have to go offline awhile
> to change it out, and it has been working _flawlessly_ for months and
> months.  The network consists of three interfaces - WAN, DMZ, and LAN.
> LAN is defined with an IP address of
> Anyway, I decided to experiment with PPTP VPN with a remote OS X box,
> following the directions in the manual.
> In the PPTP setup...
> I have my server address set at:
> Remote address range:
> I have a PPTP user setup.
> AND - I have a rule - The rule is:
> Interface: PPTP
> Protocol: any
> Source Type: PPTP clients
> Destination: any
> From my remote OS X box, I can log in to the server and am
> authenticated.  OS X tells me I am using VPN, that my IP is
>, and that the default gateway for this VPN is
>  However, I can't do anything.  Nothing at all.  From
> the remote OS X box, I can't ping anywhere, ssh anywhere, use the
> browser to reach anywhere.
> Any idea why?  Do I need to reboot the server?  (I haven't rebooted in
> six months...)  I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions.

I'd strongly suggest upgrading.  It would take less than a minute
offline to upgrade to 1.0, then another minute to upgrade to 1.11
(have to do that in that order to upgrade the pb versions).

If you still want to troubleshoot the problem, are you seeing dropped
traffic in your firewall logs?