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Trying to remote desktop over IPsec tunnels

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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 1:44:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

We are setting up a network of Cisco routers that are connected to a
central hub using IPsec VPN tunnels. While we can ping the individual
LANs through the tunnels, we are not able to remote desktop to them.

For example, from the servers on the central hub, we can telnet to
port 3389 on 3 remote servers. However, when we try to remote desktop
to them, one just times out, and the other two connect, start drawing
the login box, then stop and pop up the "network problems" dialog.

All the servers involved work fine if you connect from within the same
LAN. Where a server has an external address that is NATed, that also
works fine, it appears to be just the connections via the VPN tunnels.

Pings via the VPN tunnels work fine, and there does not appear to be
any packet loss.

Firstly, are there any known issues using remote desktop over Cisco
IPsec VPN tunnels? This is the first time we have done this sort of
thing with routers, but have used PIX firewalls in a similar way
previously, with no problems.

If the consensus seems to be that it "should" work, then please let me
know what further info would be required to help diagnosis, and I'll
post it.

Thanks.


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Colin Swan
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 2:07:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 10:44:44 +0000, Colin Swan <colin AT nildram DOT
net> wrote:

>We are setting up a network of Cisco routers that are connected to a
>central hub using IPsec VPN tunnels. While we can ping the individual
>LANs through the tunnels, we are not able to remote desktop to them.
>
>For example, from the servers on the central hub, we can telnet to
>port 3389 on 3 remote servers. However, when we try to remote desktop
>to them, one just times out, and the other two connect, start drawing
>the login box, then stop and pop up the "network problems" dialog.
>
>All the servers involved work fine if you connect from within the same
>LAN. Where a server has an external address that is NATed, that also
>works fine, it appears to be just the connections via the VPN tunnels.
>
>Pings via the VPN tunnels work fine, and there does not appear to be
>any packet loss.
>
>Firstly, are there any known issues using remote desktop over Cisco
>IPsec VPN tunnels? This is the first time we have done this sort of
>thing with routers, but have used PIX firewalls in a similar way
>previously, with no problems.
>
>If the consensus seems to be that it "should" work, then please let me
>know what further info would be required to help diagnosis, and I'll
>post it.

Update:

Have created a PPTP tunnel between the two routers and have found that
routing the return packets only back via the tunnel makes it work.


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Colin Swan
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