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Mac Connecting to Watchguard X750e Core via PPTP VPN Tunnel Can Ping Servers By IP but Not By Name

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I am trying to set up a PPTP VPN connection on a Mac that will be connecting to a Watchguard X750e Core firebox running Fireware 10.2.11.  I configured an incoming "Any" service (Should allow Any protocol) to allow PPTP users access to the Local interface. (See first image)  The Mac connects successfully, I can ping any device on the private network by IP address but I cannot ping anything by name.  If I look in the DNS properties of the PPTP config on the mac I see the correct DNS servers on my network are being acquired.  I also noticed that my Watchguard is Denying netbios-ns/udp on port 137 (see second image).  Could this have something to do with it?



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I see the correct DNS servers on my network are being acquired.

Normally, On macs when i setup a vpn connection i also add the correct name and ip info into the hosts file on osx.

Here is a link:

http://decoding.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/how-to-edit-the-hosts-file-in-mac-os-x-leopard/

I am sure there are other ways of acheiving the same result, however thats what i do to get it to work correctly.
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Worked like a charm!  I would rather the names were automatically resolved to the IP by the DNS server but this method definitely works.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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