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Old 04-10-2006, 04:08 AM   #1
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OpenVPN Client can't ping host by name


hi,

I'm using openVPN addon for IPCop as my VPN Solution. from my xp pro pc, I can connect to the OpenVPN server. and I can ping any computer on the VPN server Lan by IP but not by computer name.


What other configuration should I make to be able to ping lan pc by computer name?


THanks,
 
Old 04-10-2006, 04:11 AM   #2
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well you'll need dns and all that to ping by hostname. sounds like you aren't being given DNS details from the DHCP
 
Old 04-10-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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you could also edit the hosts file on the client machine .. but that is a maintainnace headache..
That is why DNS was invented after all, so you didn't have to edit hosts files on evry machine
 
Old 04-17-2006, 03:01 AM   #4
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so how to configure on the OpenVPN to provide dns info to the connecting client?

thanks,

mrpc_cambodia
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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How to push DHCP options (DNS) to openVPN Clients
http://openvpn.net/howto.html#dhcp

DNS How-to
Simple
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/l...dns-static.htm
More detailed info
http://langfeldt.net/DNS-HOWTO/BIND-9/DNS-HOWTO-5.html
 
  


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