[Openswan Users] After connecting to VPN server , my XP clients cannot ping to the VPN eth0 interfaces

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Sun Nov 12 17:39:12 EST 2006

On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, John Joseph wrote:

>    I have some basic questions , I am trying out vpn
> connection for testing purpose and exploring the
> concepts
> I have two machines
>     One VPN server which haveonly one iterface  eth0
> as
>     Another XP client with eth0 as
>     I had configure vps server , so that XP clients
> get the IP adrresses in the range
> to

It might be wise to put the XP outside the VPN server subnet,
like it would be when it would be somewhere in the world
connecting to the vpn server. Putting sthings in the local
subnet changes things (eg no routing is used).

> before connecting to VPN  my XP clients can ping the
> VPN server , after getting connected to the VPN , my
> XP clients cannot ping to the VPN server .

Show the logs of the vpn server, eg openswan as well as the l2tpd logs.


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