network-manager, vpn: no/slow connection, options not saved (debian squeeze)
Using debian squeeze and trying to connect to a VPN. network manager is running and I've installed its pptp extension.
nm shows it's connected to the VPN but nothing is loaded.
Also, when I untick the authentication options they are not saved, that is:
from the VPN connection window->Advanced->Authentication->untick CHAP->OK
clicking Advanced->Authentication shows CHAP is TICKED
Here are some uddates which will hopefully help crack this one:
The VPN connection definitely works: I can ping and ssh after connecting with the VPN and names are resolved:
ping linuxquestions.com gives:
PING linuxquestions.com (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mdnh-siteboxparking.phl.marchex.com (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=230 ms
64 bytes from mdnh-siteboxparking.phl.marchex.com (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=223 ms
64 bytes from mdnh-siteboxparking.phl.marchex.com (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=223 ms
traceroute linuxquestions.com gives
traceroute to linuxquestions.com (22.214.171.124), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 * * *
2 * * *
3 * * *
4 * * *
5 * * *
However, browsing doesn't work. Neither epiphany nor iceweasel load a page (seem to be running on idle).
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