[vpn-help] Can't resolve host names after establishing a connection

Matthew Grooms mgrooms at shrew.net
Tue Jan 4 02:29:15 CST 2011

On 1/2/2011 1:52 AM, w.ellison at optusnet.com.au wrote:
> Hi All
> I'm trying to access a Cisco VPN using the shrew VPN client v2.1.7 on Fedora 14 ( The VPN client seemingly establishes a successful connection, but host names can't be resolved. This same version of the VPN client works fine on Oracle Enterprise Linux (2.6.18.xx) from which I wanting to move from. The iked log file is attached, and some other information follows. So, after establishing a VPN connection, trying to ping a host name just times out saying that the host is unknown. I can't ping the name servers either. I can ping my local router though. Immediately after disconnecting shrew, normal network access is restored (I can reach the internet etc.).
> Any ideas?

Have you read this post?


Are you sure you are establishing an IPsec SA? You can look a the debug 
level output for problems as well ...



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