Michael Leone on 24 Jan 2009 09:37:20 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] VPN issues

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Robert Spangler
<mlists@zoominternet.net> wrote:
> On Saturday 24 January 2009 08:44, Art Alexion wrote:
>>  Robert Spangler's suggestion on another thread reminded me to post
>>  these questions about using vpnc.
>>  I've been using vpnc somewhat successfully to access the servers at
>>  work, not just for emergencies, but also to assist users with day to
>>  day issues.
>>  That brings up a problem because once the vpn is active, I can no
>>  longer reach the Internet to, for example, communicate with them using
>>  evolution/exchange.
> Sounds like you are VPN'ing directly into the server and the server does not
> allow you to access the Internet.  In my opinion the proper way would be to
> VPN into a VPN Server and then from there go to the other server and/or
> services within the company network.  As long as you are connected to the
> company using VPN your box should not be allowed to talk with anything but
> the company

If all my computer can communicate with is the company server, how can
I use my local printer on my LAN to print? Many (most?) people need to
utilize resources on their own LAN (such as shared printers), as well
as the corporate VPN simultaneously. "split-tunnelling", if I recall
the term correctly,

Michael J. Leone, <mailto:turgon@mike-leone.com>

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