Host Unreachable when it used to be

Posted on 2009-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a host who connects to our file server ( and authenticates through our domain controller ( all over VPN.  The network the host is on is 100.0 and this host has been communicating with the file server for almost about a year with no probles what so ever.

As of Wednesday, I cannot connect to the file server.  When i try to ping it, i get a host unreachable error but i am able to successfully ping 168.6 over the VPN perfectly fine as well as any other host on the 168.0 network.  Its just the 168.8 that i get this host unreachable error.

Can someone please help me out.

Question by:Magic9669
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McNetic earned 1500 total points
ID: 23695130
This sounds like a firewalling issue, be it on the file server or on the VPN gateway or something.

Author Comment

ID: 23695724
Oh, sorry forgot to mention that.  No firewall what so ever.  I turned off all firewall's (symantec and windows) on the client side and still doesnt work.  I control the VPN tunnels as well as the firewalls and havent changed a thing within that year so this is unexpected.

Expert Comment

ID: 23695742
Just because you explicitly mention the client side; I assume you have also disabled the firewall on the file server itself. In that case, I have no idea.

Author Comment

ID: 23748493
No because everyone else on that network could access it.  You were right though it was the firewall on the client side.  There was an additional one that i overlooked.

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