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Routing through Microsoft VPN

mberryaz asked
Last Modified: 2009-03-14
We have a windows 2003 VPN solution.  We have an application provider that supplies us with a framed relay line to their network.  There firewall restricts access to there data server IP address "public IP" to allow us to come through via Framed Relay.  We access the Data server via telnet with Accuterm.  The problem is that one our remote employees connects Via a Microsoft VPN to our network.  Everything works well, however when the remote user attempts to access the telnet session to App server, the route goes through her Internet gateway "Since it is a public address", and not through the corporate network and through the framed relay.  Is there a way that when connecting through MS VPN, that we can force a specific Public IP to route through VPN?
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" Is there a way that when connecting through MS VPN, that we can force a specific Public IP to route through VPN?"


This isn't the question you need an answer to.  What you need to find out is how to configure your VPN client to force certain traffic (i.e. telnet session to this server) to use the VPN tunnel.  That is where you are having problems.

What VPN client are you using?
Top Expert 2007

One of the options is rather than having only VPN traffic flow over the VPN tunnel; you can configure all the network traffic of remote machine to flow over the VPN tunnel; in this case there would be some latency in accessing internet [if allowed through your VPN endpoint]; also the user would not be able to access local and shared resources for the duration connected to VPN tunnel.
As all the traffic would be routed over the VPN tunnel, even the frame relay traffic would flow over the VPN tunnel and then subsequently over to the frame delay device.

On the client machine go :
control panel | network connections | right click on the VPN/virtual adapter and choose properties | Networking | TCP/IP -properties | advanced | general | un-check use default gateway on remote network

This option would direct all the traffic over the VPN tunnel.

Thank you.


Yeah, I am trying to avoid sending all traffic over the VPN.
You don't have to set it up to send all traffic over the VPN.  You just need to configure it to send certain traffic over the VPN such as traffic destined for network x.x.x.x
Top Expert 2007
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I think that dpk_wal hit the nail on the head with this article.

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I will test that out this morning.  And yes, it looks like dpk_wal nailed it.
Top Expert 2007

Please implement and let know the results. :)
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