vpn ip address assignment?


J

Jevan

I've set our vpn server to assign addresses from a static pool: 10.0.0.100
to 10.0.0.120

The router is on 10.0.0.138, DHCP is done from the router (not from the
server).

Is this OK? Since, how will the router know not to assign addresses
10.0.0.100 to 10.0.0.120 to computers? It's a netcomm NB5Plus4 router.

Our vpn server is on our windows 2003 (XP) server computer. This has a fixed
ip address (10.0.0.150) on our local network.

Our router routes VPN packets addressed to our external static IP, through
to the server (passthrough) at 10.0.0.150

VPN does seem to be working.... but I've been questioning the static pool
setup whether this is the correct way to have done it?
 
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Brian Cryer

Jevan said:
I've set our vpn server to assign addresses from a static pool: 10.0.0.100
to 10.0.0.120

The router is on 10.0.0.138, DHCP is done from the router (not from the
server).

Is this OK? Since, how will the router know not to assign addresses
10.0.0.100 to 10.0.0.120 to computers? It's a netcomm NB5Plus4 router.

Our vpn server is on our windows 2003 (XP) server computer. This has a
fixed
ip address (10.0.0.150) on our local network.

Our router routes VPN packets addressed to our external static IP, through
to the server (passthrough) at 10.0.0.150

VPN does seem to be working.... but I've been questioning the static pool
setup whether this is the correct way to have done it?

I realise this answer is almost a month after you posted, but ...

Its fine to allow your router to act as DHCP server. In your case you need
to configure your router to allocate from a range of IP addresses that falls
outside the range you are allocating for your VPN connections.

Depending on your router this may or may not be possible. I'm not familiar
with your router, but the router we use at work allows us to configure the
start and end of the range it uses for ip allocation. The router I have at
home doesn't give me that flexibility. If your router doesn't allow it then
turn off its DHCP functionality and use the DHCP server that comes with
2003.
 

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