PPTP VPN client can't access internal network Astaro V 7.2

Posted on 2011-05-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Everyone,

I am trouble shooting a PPTP VPN connection between Windows 7/XP and Astaro V 7.2
The connection is established successfully (not using RADIUS) and the client machine receives an IP address from VPN Pool (PPTL)
From client I can only ping on Astaro box I cannot access or ping  the internal network or internet.
Do I need to any static route or policy route to allow users to access the internal network?

Question by:Giraffe_UK
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Ironmannen earned 2000 total points
ID: 35503958
Have you defined a Packet filter Rule?

Open the Network Security >> Packet Filter >> Rules tab.
After clicking on the New rule button the dialog box for new rules will appear. Create a new rule for the access to the local internal network.
Source: Remote host or user (in this example: gforeman).
Service: Set the service.
Destination: The allowed internal network (in this example: Internal (Network)).
Action: Allow.
(ASG-V7 guide remote-access ipsec en, https://support.astaro.com/support/images/d/dc/228435.pdf)

Author Comment

ID: 35504282
Thanks Ironmannen.

After adding packet filter rule I can successfully access the internal network.

How can I ensure user can also go to the internet whilst connected to VPN?
Do I have an option for split tunnelling?


Expert Comment

ID: 35504386
Hi Giraffe
If you use external IP-adresses on your outside you can change the access rule from your inside lan to Any. If you have private addresses you should set up masquerading under NAT to translate the addresses. Split tunnel can also be used but that is a client setting were you tell the PPTP client no to use the default gateway offered from the remote network
Regards //I

Author Comment

ID: 35508146
Oppssss.. I didnt mean to close it

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35508158
The only thing is the hyperlink is linked to IPsec instead PPTP VPN.

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