RRAS doesn't R


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Briscobar

Hello all,

Let me give you a little background here:

A remote user now needs access to our network. She needs to connect via VPN
and have DNS work, basically. She needs to run a couple programs that
require network connectivity, since they access SQL servers located here on
our network. So here's what I did.

Our office is only one subnet. 192.168.1.x. It runs fine and everyone's
happy. The thing is, I want the VPN users to be logically separated from our
network. So I threw a new NIC into the VPN-server-to-be and put that NIC on
its own subnet (192.168.0.x).

For reference, the VPN-server-to-be has 2 IP addresses: 192.168.1.254 (same
subnet as the rest of our network)
192.168.0.29 (this is for the VPN subnet)

Then I installed RRAS. Yay! It installed! I gave the appropriate users
permissions to dial in. I forwarded ports on the firewall. I connected to
the VPN from my machine here at work, so I know that I can dial in. I
connected to my machine from home, so I know the router is forwarding ports.
The "RAS" part of RRAS is working fine. It's the first R that I'm having
trouble with.

When I dial in, I'm assigned an IP address on the 192.168.0.x subnet. Great.
From the VPN client, I can ping the VPN server at 192.168.0.29. Yay!
Connectivity! But that's as far as I can go. It's the routing between the
192.168.0.x and 192.168.1.x subnets that has my panties in a twist.

Maybe I'm an idiot and don't know how to use static routes. Maybe the darn
thing just doesn't work. I don't know, and frankly I don't care, as long as
I can get it to work. I've spent 2 days on this thing, and all my VPN
clients can do is access the VPN server. They can't access other network
resources, by IP or by name (obviously, since routing isn't getting done at
all between the subnets).

Again, here's my setup:

Dataman (my VPN Server)
NIC1:
IP: 192.168.1.254
SM: 255.255.255.0
DG: 192.168.1.2
DNS: 192.168.1.5

NIC2:
IP: 192.168.0.29
SM: 255.255.255.0
DG: (none)
DNS: 192.168.1.5

VPN Clients get an IP on the 192.168.0.x subnet.

Here's the routing table from a "route print" done on Dataman, the VPN
server:

IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x10002 ...00 53 45 00 00 00 ...... WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
0x10003 ...00 60 67 30 ae cb ...... Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet
Adapter
(Generic)
0x10004 ...00 17 31 c3 d5 f4 ...... Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit
Ethernet
Controller
===========================================================================
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.254 10
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.29 192.168.0.29 20
192.168.0.2 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.11 192.168.0.11 1
192.168.0.11 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 50
192.168.0.29 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 20
192.168.0.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.29 192.168.0.29 20
192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.254 192.168.1.254 1
192.168.1.254 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
192.168.1.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.254 192.168.1.254 1
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.0.29 192.168.0.29 20
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.1.254 192.168.1.254 1
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.0.29 192.168.0.29 1
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.254 192.168.1.254 1
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.2
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
None


Anyone? Slightest hint as to how I can route between the two networks? I
feel like a total doofus. I tried a "route add", but it didn't seem to work.
I tried "route add 192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.29 metric 3 IF
3" but that didn't work. What I expect that route print to do is add a route
for all traffic to the 192.168.1.0 subnet from the 192.168.0.0 subnet, via
the gateway 192.168.0.29 (which is the VPN server itself). But that's a no
go. Am I wrong in trying that?

I've googled, technetted, tried every combination I could think of. And
nothing. This VPN sh1t is for the birds, I'll tell you that.

Break it down for me like I'm an idiot, which I am. Thanks.

Ken
 
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Briscobar

Forgot to mentions - TrendMicro Office Scan was installed on the VPN Server
at one time, but was uninstalled before installing RRAS.
 
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Doug Sherman [MVP]

Did you run route add on the server or the client? It should work on the
client - don't think you need the metric. However, the SQL servers also
need a route to 192.168.0.x - probably they are sending replies to
192.168.1.2 instead of 192.168.1.254.

Doug Sherman
MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
 
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Briscobar

Doug Sherman said:
Did you run route add on the server or the client? It should work on the
client - don't think you need the metric. However, the SQL servers also
need a route to 192.168.0.x - probably they are sending replies to
192.168.1.2 instead of 192.168.1.254.

I tried the "route add" I spoke of in my original post, on the VPN Server,
but I got a message that the interface metric might be wrong or the gateway
is on a different subnet. How do I find the interface metric?

Once I get that figured out, are all my local networked computers going to
need a route add done? Or can I simply do it on the default gateway
(192.168.1.2)?

Thanks.
 
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Doug Sherman [MVP]

If the route needs to be added at all, it should be added on the VPN
client - not the server.

The easiest way to configure a return route is to add a static route on the
LAN's default gateway router. Otherwise - yes, you could do it on each
individual LAN machine.

Doug Sherman
MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
 

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