[sf-lug] VPN Questions

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Tue Dec 4 10:00:38 PST 2007

On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 09:35 -0800, Mark K. Zanfardino wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've run into a problem I'm hoping one of you can help me resolve.  I'm
> attempting to connect my laptop (running Kubuntu Gutsy) to my company
> VPN.  The VPN is hosted by a LinkSys RV082 router.  I'd read
> (http://joey.ubuntu-rocks.org/blog/) that I can use QuickVPN to connect,
> which is the recommended method here at the office.  I've installed
> QuickVPN 1.1.0 and can successfully run it in wine.  I can even get it
> to connect and authenticate. 
> However, that's as far as I get.  I'm not at all sure what's supposed to
> happen next.  I don't see another device with an IP address in the range
> of my office network.  I can't ping any hosts in the office.  I'm
> effectively not connected.  Any idea what I'm missing here?
> I have generated a certificate on the VPN server and moved it to my
> local machine, which resolved an issue with the software complaining
> that I didn't have a server certificate, but that's all it did.

What's the ip address range of your company network and do you have a
route to it when you are connected? The following command will let you
know what routes you have:

route -n

Also, if you can install traceroute, you can see where the connection is
being dropped...

Thanks, Tom

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