[vpn-help] Shrew VPN client

Matthew Grooms mgrooms at shrew.net
Sun Mar 14 20:38:37 CDT 2010

On 3/9/2010 8:44 AM, Jack LaMattino wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using the your latest VPN client but cannot establish a
> connection back to my system running the client since it doesn't
> register its hostname with DDNS or DNS locally.
> I just looked through some packet dumps from when I was bringing up a
> VPN tunnel and it looks like the client isn't actually sending a
> hostname with its reply to the server's request for config
> information... which would definitely explain the problem with DDNS
> registration.
> The concentrator *does* give you a hostname, though... but it's
> randomly generated based off of the shared group you connect with
> (i.e. mine right now is sasvpn727-26654.rmt.sas.com) so that doesn't
> really do you any good.
> As a workaround, when I start the client I run a quick batch file to
> send the actual IP to my remote machine so I can then connect back to
> it via the IP but this is cumbersome.
> @echo off net use m: \\itsvista4137.na.sas.com\public ipconfig /all>
> m:\ipconfigoutput.txt dir
> Have you looked into this problem yet and is there a possible
> workaround?
> The client works great. Just need to get it to return its hostname.

I can try to add an option to allow DNS registration if you willing to 
test it. ATM, the client specifically turns off this feature in the per 
adapter configuration.


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