Re: Default domain with VPN

On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 21:20 +0000, Rick Jones wrote:
> --On Friday, February 06, 2009 12:58:23 -0500 Dan Williams
> <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> > 
> > You mean that the LAN has a PPtP VPN server, and you're out
> somewhere
> > connecting back to the LAN via a PPTP connection?
> Precisely!
> > AFAIK, PPTP doesn't have the ability to send a domain name back to
> the
> > VPN client, thus NM can't find out what it should be.
> I'm not sure how Windows works it out, but then I'm sure half of MS
> stuff runs on voodoo :)

netbios, I'd expect.  PPP has the ability to return netbios nameservers,
which would then get stuffed into your Samba config files, and since
you'd have "winbind" configured as one of your DNS resolvers, hostname
lookups would just work because they'd be asking the MS DNS servers
first.  Of course on Linux this requires touching about 5 different
config files.


> > I'd say you
> > should set the "Searches" field in the connection editor, but it
> looks
> > like you can't do that and retain the automatic DNS servers at the
> same
> > time.  I'll fix that.
> Yes, that will work, I hadn't thought of that. It works for me as-is
> because the address of the DNS server in the VPN is fixed anyway so I
> can put that in manually. But a fix to allow "search" independent of
> DNS acquisition would be good.
> -- 
> Cheers
> Rick

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