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April 15, 2005 9:03:20 PM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

Hi all,
I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:

I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home firewall (2
NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local network). I setup VPN
on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris, 1 NIC, Domain Controller),
forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable protocol GRE on solaris. Using
XP as VPN client out of home (DSL/Dial-up internet connection), everything
seems working ok so far, I can browse home netwrok resource via VPN, using
home printer, etc., But after about 30 miuntes the VPN connection drops
automatically and even internet connection on XP becomes dead too. I can
still see these two connections icons on system task bar, but can not browse
VPN resource any more, and can not surf internet either with VPN XP client,
looks like call connections disconnected. IPconfig indicates internet
connection and ppp is still alive though, but ping is always time out. I
check the event log file on 2003 server, nothing out there related to VPN
drop line. After manually disconnecting the VPN connection, the internet
connection comes back to life. And I have to wait for a period of time so
that I can reconnect VPN again. The dropped line problem occures roughly
every 30 minutes consistently, which really drives me mad. Any one has any
clue on this issue? Many thanks.

popo
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 3:05:21 AM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

I got tired of playing with IKE life settings. I set up a batch file- or a
script - to ping a host on the remote network and scheduled it to run
every 30 minutes. Been working great for a week. My batch file is just

ping 192.168.1.10
ping 192.168.1.10
ping 192.168.1.10

Simple, but it works.


"popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:cZV7e.26424$8i6.878887@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi all,
> I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:
>
> I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home firewall
> (2 NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local network). I setup
> VPN on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris, 1 NIC, Domain
> Controller), forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable protocol GRE on
> solaris. Using XP as VPN client out of home (DSL/Dial-up internet
> connection), everything seems working ok so far, I can browse home netwrok
> resource via VPN, using home printer, etc., But after about 30 miuntes
> the VPN connection drops automatically and even internet connection on XP
> becomes dead too. I can still see these two connections icons on system
> task bar, but can not browse VPN resource any more, and can not surf
> internet either with VPN XP client, looks like call connections
> disconnected. IPconfig indicates internet connection and ppp is still
> alive though, but ping is always time out. I check the event log file on
> 2003 server, nothing out there related to VPN drop line. After manually
> disconnecting the VPN connection, the internet connection comes back to
> life. And I have to wait for a period of time so that I can reconnect VPN
> again. The dropped line problem occures roughly every 30 minutes
> consistently, which really drives me mad. Any one has any clue on this
> issue? Many thanks.
>
> popo
>
>
April 16, 2005 3:05:22 AM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

Hi Bill,
Thanks for your input, but I did not install any commerical VPN software, I
just simply setup Win2003 Routing and Remote Access for VPN and no matter
the VPN connection is active or idle, it always disconnets after approx. 30
minutes. Thanks.


"Bill Lobb" <wlobb@hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:RMX7e.1850$yl6.747283@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>I got tired of playing with IKE life settings. I set up a batch file- or a
>script - to ping a host on the remote network and scheduled it to run
>every 30 minutes. Been working great for a week. My batch file is just
>
> ping 192.168.1.10
> ping 192.168.1.10
> ping 192.168.1.10
>
> Simple, but it works.
>
>
> "popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:cZV7e.26424$8i6.878887@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> Hi all,
>> I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:
>>
>> I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home firewall
>> (2 NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local network). I
>> setup VPN on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris, 1 NIC, Domain
>> Controller), forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable protocol GRE on
>> solaris. Using XP as VPN client out of home (DSL/Dial-up internet
>> connection), everything seems working ok so far, I can browse home
>> netwrok resource via VPN, using home printer, etc., But after about 30
>> miuntes the VPN connection drops automatically and even internet
>> connection on XP becomes dead too. I can still see these two connections
>> icons on system task bar, but can not browse VPN resource any more, and
>> can not surf internet either with VPN XP client, looks like call
>> connections disconnected. IPconfig indicates internet connection and ppp
>> is still alive though, but ping is always time out. I check the event log
>> file on 2003 server, nothing out there related to VPN drop line. After
>> manually disconnecting the VPN connection, the internet connection comes
>> back to life. And I have to wait for a period of time so that I can
>> reconnect VPN again. The dropped line problem occures roughly every 30
>> minutes consistently, which really drives me mad. Any one has any clue on
>> this issue? Many thanks.
>>
>> popo
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
April 16, 2005 2:41:05 PM

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Hi,

Your NIC isn't going to sleep is it? Power settings on your PC?

Bill

"popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:4eZ7e.26507$8i6.916748@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi Bill,
> Thanks for your input, but I did not install any commerical VPN software,
> I just simply setup Win2003 Routing and Remote Access for VPN and no
> matter the VPN connection is active or idle, it always disconnets after
> approx. 30 minutes. Thanks.
>
>
> "Bill Lobb" <wlobb@hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:RMX7e.1850$yl6.747283@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>>I got tired of playing with IKE life settings. I set up a batch file- or a
>>script - to ping a host on the remote network and scheduled it to run
>>every 30 minutes. Been working great for a week. My batch file is just
>>
>> ping 192.168.1.10
>> ping 192.168.1.10
>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>
>> Simple, but it works.
>>
>>
>> "popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:cZV7e.26424$8i6.878887@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>> Hi all,
>>> I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:
>>>
>>> I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home
>>> firewall (2 NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local
>>> network). I setup VPN on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris, 1
>>> NIC, Domain Controller), forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable
>>> protocol GRE on solaris. Using XP as VPN client out of home (DSL/Dial-up
>>> internet connection), everything seems working ok so far, I can browse
>>> home netwrok resource via VPN, using home printer, etc., But after
>>> about 30 miuntes the VPN connection drops automatically and even
>>> internet connection on XP becomes dead too. I can still see these two
>>> connections icons on system task bar, but can not browse VPN resource
>>> any more, and can not surf internet either with VPN XP client, looks
>>> like call connections disconnected. IPconfig indicates internet
>>> connection and ppp is still alive though, but ping is always time out. I
>>> check the event log file on 2003 server, nothing out there related to
>>> VPN drop line. After manually disconnecting the VPN connection, the
>>> internet connection comes back to life. And I have to wait for a period
>>> of time so that I can reconnect VPN again. The dropped line problem
>>> occures roughly every 30 minutes consistently, which really drives me
>>> mad. Any one has any clue on this issue? Many thanks.
>>>
>>> popo
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
April 16, 2005 5:47:09 PM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

Hi Bill,
You know what? I just figured it out! I am using a free domain service to
translate my dynamic IP address gained from ADSL. When I imput the actual IP
address(70.XX.XX.XXX) of my VPN server into VPN client, the VPN connection
remains alive till now since last night.

Thank you very much

P.

"Bill Lobb" <wlobb@hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:5Z58e.7122$n93.985@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> Hi,
>
> Your NIC isn't going to sleep is it? Power settings on your PC?
>
> Bill
>
> "popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:4eZ7e.26507$8i6.916748@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> Hi Bill,
>> Thanks for your input, but I did not install any commerical VPN software,
>> I just simply setup Win2003 Routing and Remote Access for VPN and no
>> matter the VPN connection is active or idle, it always disconnets after
>> approx. 30 minutes. Thanks.
>>
>>
>> "Bill Lobb" <wlobb@hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:RMX7e.1850$yl6.747283@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>>>I got tired of playing with IKE life settings. I set up a batch file- or
>>>a script - to ping a host on the remote network and scheduled it to run
>>>every 30 minutes. Been working great for a week. My batch file is just
>>>
>>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>>
>>> Simple, but it works.
>>>
>>>
>>> "popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>>> news:cZV7e.26424$8i6.878887@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:
>>>>
>>>> I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home
>>>> firewall (2 NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local
>>>> network). I setup VPN on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris, 1
>>>> NIC, Domain Controller), forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable
>>>> protocol GRE on solaris. Using XP as VPN client out of home
>>>> (DSL/Dial-up internet connection), everything seems working ok so far,
>>>> I can browse home netwrok resource via VPN, using home printer, etc.,
>>>> But after about 30 miuntes the VPN connection drops automatically and
>>>> even internet connection on XP becomes dead too. I can still see these
>>>> two connections icons on system task bar, but can not browse VPN
>>>> resource any more, and can not surf internet either with VPN XP client,
>>>> looks like call connections disconnected. IPconfig indicates internet
>>>> connection and ppp is still alive though, but ping is always time out.
>>>> I check the event log file on 2003 server, nothing out there related
>>>> to VPN drop line. After manually disconnecting the VPN connection, the
>>>> internet connection comes back to life. And I have to wait for a period
>>>> of time so that I can reconnect VPN again. The dropped line problem
>>>> occures roughly every 30 minutes consistently, which really drives me
>>>> mad. Any one has any clue on this issue? Many thanks.
>>>>
>>>> popo
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 2:36:18 AM

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I've seen that a few times. Oh Well. Good luck!


"popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:hbc8e.26851$8i6.1045053@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi Bill,
> You know what? I just figured it out! I am using a free domain service to
> translate my dynamic IP address gained from ADSL. When I imput the actual
> IP address(70.XX.XX.XXX) of my VPN server into VPN client, the VPN
> connection remains alive till now since last night.
>
> Thank you very much
>
> P.
>
> "Bill Lobb" <wlobb@hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:5Z58e.7122$n93.985@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Your NIC isn't going to sleep is it? Power settings on your PC?
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> "popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:4eZ7e.26507$8i6.916748@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>> Hi Bill,
>>> Thanks for your input, but I did not install any commerical VPN
>>> software, I just simply setup Win2003 Routing and Remote Access for VPN
>>> and no matter the VPN connection is active or idle, it always disconnets
>>> after approx. 30 minutes. Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Bill Lobb" <wlobb@hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:RMX7e.1850$yl6.747283@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>>>>I got tired of playing with IKE life settings. I set up a batch file- or
>>>>a script - to ping a host on the remote network and scheduled it to
>>>>run every 30 minutes. Been working great for a week. My batch file is
>>>>just
>>>>
>>>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>>> ping 192.168.1.10
>>>>
>>>> Simple, but it works.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>>>> news:cZV7e.26424$8i6.878887@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:
>>>>>
>>>>> I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home
>>>>> firewall (2 NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local
>>>>> network). I setup VPN on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris,
>>>>> 1 NIC, Domain Controller), forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable
>>>>> protocol GRE on solaris. Using XP as VPN client out of home
>>>>> (DSL/Dial-up internet connection), everything seems working ok so far,
>>>>> I can browse home netwrok resource via VPN, using home printer, etc.,
>>>>> But after about 30 miuntes the VPN connection drops automatically and
>>>>> even internet connection on XP becomes dead too. I can still see these
>>>>> two connections icons on system task bar, but can not browse VPN
>>>>> resource any more, and can not surf internet either with VPN XP
>>>>> client, looks like call connections disconnected. IPconfig indicates
>>>>> internet connection and ppp is still alive though, but ping is always
>>>>> time out. I check the event log file on 2003 server, nothing out
>>>>> there related to VPN drop line. After manually disconnecting the VPN
>>>>> connection, the internet connection comes back to life. And I have to
>>>>> wait for a period of time so that I can reconnect VPN again. The
>>>>> dropped line problem occures roughly every 30 minutes consistently,
>>>>> which really drives me mad. Any one has any clue on this issue? Many
>>>>> thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>> popo
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
April 18, 2005 4:38:30 PM

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poor me, the problem came back again when I VPN home from work, internet
connection is DSL too at work and I am behind a CISCO router.

"popo" <po.huang@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:cZV7e.26424$8i6.878887@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi all,
> I feel extremely frustrated about this issue, the scenario is:
>
> I have Solaris 9 X86 box, on which installed ipfilter as my home firewall
> (2 NICs, one connects to DSL modem, another one to local network). I setup
> VPN on Windows 2003 server (running behind Soalris, 1 NIC, Domain
> Controller), forward port 1723 to 2003 server and enable protocol GRE on
> solaris. Using XP as VPN client out of home (DSL/Dial-up internet
> connection), everything seems working ok so far, I can browse home netwrok
> resource via VPN, using home printer, etc., But after about 30 miuntes
> the VPN connection drops automatically and even internet connection on XP
> becomes dead too. I can still see these two connections icons on system
> task bar, but can not browse VPN resource any more, and can not surf
> internet either with VPN XP client, looks like call connections
> disconnected. IPconfig indicates internet connection and ppp is still
> alive though, but ping is always time out. I check the event log file on
> 2003 server, nothing out there related to VPN drop line. After manually
> disconnecting the VPN connection, the internet connection comes back to
> life. And I have to wait for a period of time so that I can reconnect VPN
> again. The dropped line problem occures roughly every 30 minutes
> consistently, which really drives me mad. Any one has any clue on this
> issue? Many thanks.
>
> popo
>
>
!