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Date:      Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:51:18 +0000
From:      Stacey Roberts <stacey@vickiandstacey.com>
To:        perryh@pluto.rain.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, stacey@vickiandstacey.com
Subject:   Re: FIXED: vpnc connects, but does not work
Message-ID:  <20090112075118.GD1484@thor.vickiandstacey.com>
In-Reply-To: <496ab55e.Ic0zjSbbhqUZJ9Uq%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
References:  <49589883.lhmPNVeBMeI7aDqo%perryh@pluto.rain.com> <49618959.ytDnPW+y0ehAb8CV%perryh@pluto.rain.com> <20090111122946.GA1484@thor.vickiandstacey.com> <496ab55e.Ic0zjSbbhqUZJ9Uq%perryh@pluto.rain.com>

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Hi perryh!
   Thanks for the reply..,


On Sun, 11 Jan 2009, perryh@pluto.rain.com wrote:

> > I also have this problem, the difference being that mine
> > **USED to** work, but now it suddenly stoped working.
> > I tried adding the line to my conf file as you did, but
> > for me, the problem remains:
> 
> > Appears to connect and authenticate successfully to my office's
> > VPN concentrator Once (apparently) connected, I can't access any
> > resources on the company network (mail / servers, etc), nor can
> > I ping anything..,
> 
> Including the IP address of your tun0 interface?  (If you can ping
> that, but nothing beyond, you have a different problem than I had.)
> 

Nope - same as yours.., 

> > Wondering if you can point me to where you found the info on the
> > various options I can try to continue debugging this problem,
> > please.
> 
> That line came from the output of "vpnc --long-help".
> Other things to look at are the vpnc(8) manpage, the
> /usr/local/share/doc/vpnc/README file, and the TODO
> file in /usr/ports/security/vpnc/work/vpnc-0.4.0.
> 
> There's more detail of what I think is going on in this thread:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2009-January/020638.html
> By the time you get it working again, you will probably have learned
> more about the workings of vpnc than you really cared to know :)
> 
> > The FW guys at the office aren't exactly forthcoming where non-MS
> > windows is concerned, you see..,
> 


This is great - I had a peek, so will pour over these and see how I get on with further
debugging.., Its not TOO bad on my side, as I do have a Linux OS that I have access to that
strangely does use vpnc successfully.

Will press on with the pointers you've provided here. Thanks for the help!

Regards,

S Roberts


> Not surprising :(  Too many security types act as if obscurity
> helped security, not realizing that it inconveniences only their
> customers and not their enemies.
> 
> Any chance they would be willing to say what config change they made
> on their end about the time it stopped working, without reference to
> what is running on your end?  Another thing to check is whether your
> ISP changed something.
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