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 From:  "Norman H. Azadian" <norman at azadian dot ch>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  DNS problem
 Date:  Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:54:39 +0100
Someone want to tell me how this can happen?

> C:\>nslookup mail.azadian.ch
> Server:  fw.azadian.ch
> Address:
> Name:    mail.azadian.ch
> Address:
> C:\>ping mail.azadian.ch
> Pinging mail.azadian.ch [] with 32 bytes of data:
> Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=63

This is on my W2K laptop, which is connected to the mail server via WLAN. 
mail.azadian.ch is DNS forwarded to mail server's internal address of by m0n0wall-1.2.  When the laptop comes up, it runs correctly 
for a while, meaning that both nslookup and ping use the internal address. 
  Then it can't find the mail server, and I have the state shown above.  It 
is perhaps important to note that my ADSL is going up and down like a yo-yo 
these days, due to either a bad modem or a bad line; I don't know which yet.

Norman H. Azadian    Taegerishalde 13    CH-3110 Muensingen    Switzerland
norman at azadian dot ch      tel: +41 31 721 7855      fax: +41 31 55 898 55

David Farrior wrote:
> I have a site to site IPSEC vpn setup and working. I can ping hosts on both
> sides etc. I am using a 3rd party application that uses a server. When you
> load the application software on the client it uses broadcast traffic to
> "find" the server. (or so I've been told) The problem I'm having is that the
> client computers I'm working on are at one site and the server is at a
> different site.
> So, any thought on how to make this work? Unfortuneately, the software
> doesn't allow you to specify a server ip address. The only thought I had so
> far was to do a netstat -a and see what ports the client is broadcasting out
> on and somehow (if this is possible) configure the monowall to pass that
> traffic accross the vpn.
> Your help with this is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> David