Main office location and newly aquired Branch Office location
Firewall to Firewall VPN server using two Netgear FVG318 VPN firewalls.
192.168.203.X network with 255.255.255.0 subnet - 192.168.203.1 is default gateway (netgear)
DHCP server is small business 2003 server and everything internally works fine
172.28.112.X network with 255.255.255.0 subnet- 172.28.112.129 default gateway (netgear)
DHCP server is Netgear firewall
Firewall to firewall VPN is connected. VPN only works if two networks LAN subnets are different. Tried making both subnets the same and VPN connection broke.
from branch office, I can successfully ping across the VPN to the SBS2003 server inside main office network and any client in the main office network EXCEPT for the Novell Netware 5.1 server (192.168.203.10). The novell server is the ONLY node attached to the network that I cannot ping.
from inside the Main Office network, I can ping the novell netware server with absolutely no problems.
I have deduced that the issue is with the Novell server itself. There is some sort of networking or firewall rule that says only clients on the same subnet can connect to it. This thing is so old and I have zero experience with Novell.
I need help finding this rule with the guidance of a Novell guru
or..I need an idea for a better way of doing this VPN
clients on the branch side of the VPN have to have connection to this novell server in order to access their Foxpro accounting database...