[Vpn-help] Windows Shares - second try

Markus Stockhausen markus.stockhausen at collogia.de
Thu Mar 6 12:12:22 CST 2008

>Markus Stockhausen wrote:
>> According to the replies to my last post I tried out
>> some ways to get Windows networks shares up and
>> running through an VPN tunnel. Sadyl I have to report
>> that both of the following solutions did not solve
>> my problem:
>> In my opinion this can be only a minor problem. As I
>> told in my last post the same setup with the Windows
>> L2TP-IPSEC Connection works out of the box.
>Alright, so everything works except for communicating with the SMB file
>server. Can you ping the file server? Is the file on the same subnet as
>other hosts you can communicate with? Are there other services running
>on file server that you may be able to test the connection with ( ftp,
>telnet, etc )? Is the file server multi-homed?

We are getting closer to my problem. Our companys internal network is and Dialup clients are assigned IP addresses
All internal servers are assigned the same gateway IP and therefore should
route all incoming traffic back the right way. I can work with any server
and any service that is running on them via VPN. These include HTTP, RDP,
TELNET & SSH. No problems here.

The next thing I tested today was do browse network shares that are not
provided by our domain controller. These are the results:

\\<hostname>\d$ does not work -> Server cannot be found
\\<hostname>.collogia.de\d$ does not work -> Server cannot be found
\\<host-ip\d$ works perfectly

That means I can access network shares and services of any server that is
not our domain controller. So far I'm more than happy. It would be nice of
course if I can use hostnames instead of ip addresses. Sadly everything
goes wrong as soon as I try to connect to any service provided by our
Domain controller. This includes

- Connecting to the domain controller with RDP
- Connection to the domain controller with HTTP (3ware controller web access)
- Connection to the domain controller with Browsing shares

Nevertheless I was successful with a ping to our domain controller. Why
should this machine behave another way than all of our normal servers.

Any idea for further tests?

Best regards.


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