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Old 05-01-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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VPN and local internet traffic


I am having an issue with a VPN connection. It's taken ages to figure out how to get a stable working connection, now I have it has brought a new hurdle. When I connect to my vpn my email client (Thunderbird) cannot send mail, it comes up with an error message saying the smtp connection was refused by my ISP and mentions the IP of the server my VPN connects to.

I assume that means that wile connected all my lan traffic is being routed through my VPN rather than eth0. I'm sure I saw a post in a forum with a workaround for this problem a month or so back, but I have been googling all day today and cannot find it.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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there are lots of types of vpn, many of which have their own specific routing policy requirements. you need to give more information about your actual vpn, what type it is etc... ultimately you may be able to specify supplemental routes to your routing table for default internet traffic. But without specifics...
 
Old 05-03-2009, 04:02 AM   #3
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there are lots of types of vpn, many of which have their own specific routing policy requirements. you need to give more information about your actual vpn, what type it is etc... ultimately you may be able to specify supplemental routes to your routing table for default internet traffic. But without specifics...
Not sure what to say as I am a self taught disaster but this is what I know.....

Local box is a Kubuntu desktop which connects to a cable DSL via a router. Remote server is a windoze 2k3 with direct DSL connection (I am using gnome network manager on my local box to connect to the VPN), once I have created a pptp VPN to that I am using RDP(krdc client on local box)) to control an XP workstation on the servers LAN.

Is there something I can run in terminal to give more useful info?
 
  


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