PPTP VPN to Watchguard using PPPoE
Posted on 2009-05-19
Help, does anyone know how I can configure a Watchguard X1000 to allow users to connect to the VPN using PPTP where the external IP address is provided using PPPoE?
I have no way to change the external IP to a static address as the ISP in this case (Etisalat in Dubai) do not provide static IP addresses on DSL lines!
I have the X1000 set up with VPN tunnels between the UK branches and the Dubai branch using a dynamic DNS name which the Dubai server updates when the IP address changes and these work OK (most of the time). However if I try to get a mobile user connected the X1000 bloks theincoming packet automatically even though I have incoming VPNport traffic set to allowed. I also cannot access the Remote User setup options to check the settings.
I compared a config file from our X1000 to the one for Dubai and managed to amend the file to give the appropriate IP address options, etc. and also changed "networking.remote_vpn.pptp.active" from "no" to "yes".
However if I try to save this configuration file back to the X1000 in Dubai it returns an error message saying "PPTP clients are not supported when networking.dynamicip is true".
As mentioned, a static IP address is not an option, but can anyone give me any pointers at all. I am getting my backside kicked about this...