VPN through another VPN question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mplspilot, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 19, 2009
    #1
    I have a Mini with regular 10.6 (non-server), I have set it up to run the built-in VPN server. I can connect to it no problem from my MBP and iPhone, remotely and on local wi-fi and use internet through it.
    I also have an openvpn client (tunnelblick) on the same Mini, I use it to connect the Mini to a US VPN server, again no problem there.

    Now, what I want to do is run the VPN client on mini to connect it to the US server. Then I want to VPN into Mini and use internet through it, while it's connected to its own VPN.

    The issue is, when it's logged in to its own VPN, I can connect to it, but I do not get internet.
    How does one go about fixing this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Location:
    London
    #2
    you will need to run NAT on the Mac Mini so that the traffic from your other devices appears to be from the Mac mini
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #3
    You know that a VPN does not reach theoretical bandwidth of your connection, right? So instead of i.e. 16MBit/s, you get 12MBit/s through the VPN. Now add another one and it makes it 8MBit/s.

    What's the problem with configuring your iPhone and MacBook to use the US VPN directly? This is it's intention.
     

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