Thank you for your time. I suspect that this is a deeper problem,
since within a minute or two, the interface appears as disconnected in
the RRAS admin UI. In other words, it is connecting, staying
connected for a few moments (or not really connecting at all), and
then showing as disconnected.
Furthermore, I am running my own WINS internally, and replicating with
the WINS server at work on a nightly basis. But I see no traffic
across that link (and all my routing rules are correct, I know this
because simply changing the VPN server produces success).
So there is something odd about trying to connect RRAS through VPN to
Cisco, vs. to Microsoft. Furthermore, it is something explicitly odd
about RRAS VPN, vs. using the regular VPN client (the one in
Network->Connections), because I can connect to the Cisco VPN
concentrator that way.
Any other ideas?
> quoted from http://www25.brinkster.com/ChicagoTech
> How to add DNS and WINS into your (Cisco) VPN server
> If your VPN client cannot find servers or cannot ping computernmae, you need
> to add DNS and WINS into your VPN server. For example, to add DNS and WINS
> on a Cisco Firewall PIX, add vpdn group 1 client configuation dns
> dnsservername and vpdn group 1 client configuration wins winsservername..
> For more information, go to http://www25.brinkster.com/ChicagoTech
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> > I have a home network connected to work through RRAS, using a VPN
> > interface and routing rules. The current VPN interface connects to an
> > MS PPTP VPN Server at work. We are in the process of adding in a
> > CISCO VPN Concentrator for additional load. In my first tests to
> > connect to the concentrator, RRAS appears to connect, but no traffic
> > moves over the link. Eventually, after a few minutes, the link goes
> > down. There is no log information.
> > When using the Microsoft VPN client to connect directly (not using
> > RRAS or the Cisco VPN client), I can get things to work. RRAS
> > apparently is doing something differently.
> > To recap, RRAS VPN to MS VPN Server works fine. When I change the
> > properties of the VPN interface to point to the Cisco Concentrator,
> > RRAS appears to connect but I cannot ping any resources on the remote
> > LAN. Finally, I can connect directly to the Cisco concentrator using
> > the MS VPN client (i.e. without RRAS).
> > Any recommendations?