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2 nic RRAS server 2003 clients can ping/access comps on local network but comps on local can't ping/access back

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I have a server 2003 box with 2 nics setup for VPN and NAT. I went the second nic route to get past a 3rd party controlled firewall in our setup that is managed by an outside companys that wants big bucks just to open a few ports.

The lan nic has a static assigned of 192.110.175.232, subnet .128 and no gateway set.
The wan nic is set with a static also and has the gateway info for our isp.

Computers outside of this network are able to connect on the wan nic and access any computer on the network BUT the computers on the network are not able to communicate. ping or anything back.

The VPN server has no firewall enabled that I have configured or am aware of.
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by:Rob Williams
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Have you enabled LAN routing in the RRAS configuration?
http://www.lan-2-wan.com/Added%20Images/1NIC/rras-1n-3.jpg

Do I understand correctly you have a server with which you bypassed a firewall, assigned a public IP, and have no software firewall enabled other than NAT? Sounds a little risky.
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by:avaris4069
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LAN routing is enabled. All firewalls are off because I am trying to troubleshoot and rule things out. Once I get the problem solved I will be using a software firewall and tell it to only allow traffic from specific incoming macs or ips.

But all that us after I fix this issue.
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Problem solved. I had to get a route with the address pool for the VPN added to the switch.
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks for updating.
Interesting, adding a route was my first thought but I assumed the route must exist since the return reply from your client ping "found its way back home".
Good to hear.
Cheers!
--Rob
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