[Openswan Users] Disconnect issue for http requests

Richard Cox conardcox at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 17:57:24 EDT 2007

Hi Jacco,
	Thanks for the reply.  In the first case, I don't have any Wifi to test with, 
so I can't really check it.  It also won't work as a windows modem.  I will 
say that when I lose the connection, I actually lose just the VPN connection, 
not the physical link.  I'll just start getting 'too many retry' errors and 
the server will drop the connection.  It could be that the physical 
connection drops for a short period, long enough to make the client think 
that the connection is not longer there, and it just disconnects.  It always 
seems that the client (the device) is the one that initiates the disconnect.

	For the other issue with http connnections, I am accessing by IP address.  It 
still strikes me as strange, though, since my putty connection that works 
(though it frequently disconnects) also uses the same IP address.  So I would 
think both the putty and http session would behave the same way with respect 
to the Connection Manager.  Of course, since it's MS, that could be exactly 
it.  Consistency isn't one of their strong points.   MS really did make a 
mess of that setup for VPN.  Thanks for the link to the article and I'll give 
the exception list a try.


On Thursday 01 November 2007 05:53:22 Jacco de Leeuw wrote:
> Richard Cox wrote:
> > ... access my home system with my windows mobile 6 phone, using
> > IPSEC/l2tp. 1)  I lose the connection frequently (this may be my mobile
> > phone data connection)
> Does this also occur if you connect with a Wifi connection (if your device
> happens to have Wifi)? Or if you use the device as a modem for a Windows
> desktop client (again, if your phone supports it)? And are for example SSH
> connections disconnected when you use them without the VPN?
> > 2)  every time I try to access the httpd server on my host system, the
> > connection immedidately terminates.
> This sounds a lot like an issue caused by Connection Manager. Microsoft
> tried to reinvent Internet routing in Windows Mobile. Are you accessing the
> webserver by hostname (FQDN) or IP address? You may need to add it to the
> 'Exceptions' list. See also this article:
> http://www.pocketpcmag.com/_archives/sep04/VPNConnection.aspx
> Jacco

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