I need to access a database server through the internet. The hosting
company gave us a account in a VPN server to make this connection
We have no problem on that when we use a single machine (Linux or not)
to connect to the server and open this sort of tunnel that they said
that the VPN opens. But the problem starts when we decide to put more
than one machine, sharing the internet connection on the Linux box, to
connect to the VPN server.
We can share the internet connection through proxy (Squid). We
installed a VPN client (VPN 5000 from Cisco Systems) on each Windows
machine. The Windows machines seems to connect to the VPN server
normally, but when we try to access the database server we can't. The
hosting company said that the problem was the proxy; with proxy the
tunnel was opened with the proxy server, not with the VPN server.
Another version is that with the tunnel the windows machine lost the
access to the local network, so it lost the access to the proxy
server, and lost the access to the internet, but the VPN connection
seems to be OK.
I'm not sure that I understand the problem. Sorry for that.
Is that another way to do that? Maybe not using a proxy. Will IP
Thanks a lot for any help.