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 From:  Brian <mono at ricerage dot org>
 To:  "Jimmy Bones (Mhottie)" <mhottie at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: WRAP and m0n0 as a VPN endpoint
 Date:  Sat, 23 Sep 2006 22:35:52 -0400
Jimmy Bones (Mhottie) wrote:
> I keep hearing about the WINS server to resolve netbios ; I have a WINS
> server enabled, and it is entered into the DHCP config on m0n0, but PPTP
> connections never get served the WINS address. How do I fix this?
> -J
> On 9/20/06, Klaus Stock <ks at stock dash consulting dot com> wrote:
>> > > Has anyone used m0n0 on a WRAP board as a VPN endpoint? And how 
>> did it
>> work
>> > > for you?
>> > >
>> > > I want Windows XP clients to VPN to the WRAP box, then be dumped 
>> onto
>> the
>> > > local network including being able to use network neighborhood,
>> printer
>> > > shares, etc. Any problem with what I am trying to do??
>> I do not exactly understand your problem.
>> I use a m0n0wall (WRAP platform) as a PPTP server for a class C 
>> network in
>> the class A address region (in other words, 10.0.0.x).
>> I use WinXP as a client, with the client machine sitting in a typical
>> class
>> C network (192.168.x.x) together with a class C network in the class A
>> range
>> (10.0.0.x via a gateway in the 192.168.x.x range).
>> Now, when I connect via PPTP to the remote network, I lose the 
>> ability to
>> access the local 10.0.0.x addresses. Obvious, since all 10.0.0.x traffic
>> now
>> gets routed via PPTP and the m0n0wall to the remote network. If I cut 
>> the
>> PPTP connection, I regain access to the local 10.0.0.x addresses.
>> Extremely
>> un-1337, that! And a bit inconvinient as well.
>> Luckily, the addresses which I wanted to access on the rmeote network 
>> did
>> not overlap with the addresses I needed to access on the local 
>> network. So
>> I
>> simply typed something like "route -p add 10.0.0.x 192.168.x.x" (with 
>> the
>> local server address I wanted to access and the local gateway). In other
>> words, I created a static route and from that point on, I could 
>> access the
>> local server with the IP adress given to the route command while PPTP 
>> was
>> on.
>> Well, I also could have changed the addresses of the network behind the
>> m0n0wall to another class C subnet (like 10.0.99.x), to get them out of
>> the
>> way, but, hey, why choose the easy way?
>> Dunno if your problem related to routing tables, though. Perhaps you can
>> elaborate?
>> - Klaus
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PPTP clients aren't configured via DHCP. You'll have to set the WINS 
server address manually in the PPTP client config.