Re: PPTP VPN plugin
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Dave Barton <davebarton cityinthesky co uk>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: PPTP VPN plugin
- Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:33:35 -0500
On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 17:47 +0000, Dave Barton wrote:
> I'm having some issues with the PPTP VPN plugin and I'm not sure whether
> it is a bug or a strangely configured VPN server...
> I connect to my VPN via a wireless connection and the problem is I cannot
> connect to anything (web, email, etc) and after a few mins the connection
> dies. I've worked out that I can solve this by adding a route (i.e.,
> "route add xx.xx.xx.xx gw xx.xx.xx.xx wlan0") to my VPN server that goes
> via the original wireless connection (and associated gateway) but since I
> don't know the gateway beforehand (it depends on the wireless hotspot) I
> can't add it as a route that gets added when the VPN starts...
NM should already be adding a host route to the external VPN gateway.
Can you do '/sbin/route -n' right after the initial connection and see
if that host route is present?
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