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Re: [Openvpn-users] Log into a domain through VPN


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Log into a domain through VPN
  • From: Dimitri Yioulos <dyioulos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 09:11:41 -0500

On Monday 03 December 2007 8:58 am, Damian Rivas wrote:
> Hi people, I'm having the following problem:
>
> I have a working VPN connection but I cannot login to a Domain. I put
> the OpenVPN Client as a service on the Windows remote machines(who are
> the VPN clients of the organization) and tried to log inside the domain
> with no success. The VPN cannot find the domain name.
>
> I think the clue is that when I try to ping to a LAN machine by its DNS
> suffix from the VPN client, it fails (but it pings to a machine by its
> IP). So the problem is certainly with the DNS, which somehow although
> I'm pushing them to the client are not working properly.
>
> these are the pushing options on my server config file:
>
> push "route 172.16.48.0 255.255.240.0"
> push "dhcp-option DNS 172.16.48.6"
>
> where:
> 172.16.48.0 is the entire organization subnet
> 172.16.48.6 is the main Domain Controller, and the primary internal DNS.
> It is a Windows 2k3, running active directory.
>
> I tried to push the gateway but the results where the same, somehow the
> DNS are not working, or at least they cannot resolv the names correctly
> through the VPN. I think once this issue is solved I would be able to
> log into the domain.
>
> Thanks in advance!
> Regards-
> Damian

Try adding:

push "dhcp-option WINS 172.16.48.6"

to your server.conf.

HTH.

Dimitri

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