Access Mac OS X client through VPN

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by lomax, May 28, 2008.

  1. lomax macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    At home I am running Mac OS X Server 10.5.2 with DynDNS (as I only have a dynamic IP address through my ISP). I also have VPN running on this server: PPTP with MS-CHAPv2 authentication and it is pointing through to my DNS service, also running on the server.

    I am successfully able to access this server via VPN from the office, and can then use ARD or Screen Share to control my server.

    So far, so good! Trouble is, even though I am successfully tunneled into the server via VPN, I cannot see any of my client machines at home which are also connected to this network via the .local bonjour service. When I am directly on the server, I can see all my home client machines and can also share screen (bi-directionally: Server back to Client or Client to Server), however I am unable to do this from my VPN client.

    Am i expecting too much? Or do my clients at home need to be enabled with network accounts before I can reach them from the office? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. dieseltwitch macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    I Tunneled in via my VPN also. but i cant seam to do the screen share? how did you get yours to work?

    and a few more details about what hardware you using would help others also.
  3. dieseltwitch macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    Your a Moron! you control the notifications to your email! ! Dumb A$$
  4. dampfdruck macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Bonjour is using Multicast. If you want Multicast traffic across the VPN Tunnel, then you need to add routes manually.

    Btw: Don't use PPTP. It's not secure.
  5. dieseltwitch macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    I tire to setup up the vpn connection using L2TP but i cant get it to connect.

    I can get my PPTP to connect with no problems
    I opened the ports 1702 for L2TP (tried both UDP & TCP) and neither one will even let it get to the authorizing part. my server doesn't even see it dial in. but if Im on the inside of my network and connect directly to the server it connects right up with no problems. I have narrowed it down to my airport extreme base station. What's going on? why will one work and not the other

    I got it to work, I had to open the following ports: (ALL UDP)
    500 - IKE
    4500 - IPsec
    1701 - L2TP

    Not sure if i needed all 3 of them but its 0:18 in the middle of the night..... i will figure it out later!!! lol
  6. phil29 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    I have the same problem, I running a linksys; I think the only answer is drop some money on a more powerful router/firewall, or take your chances with flashing a cheap one with dd-wrt (
  7. MacWorks macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    L2TP & Airport Extreme & MobileMe

    I now have L2TP working to my home office. I found the problem was that my Airport Extreme base station was logged in to MobileMe. If you do that, VPN over L2TP will not work.

    My setup is that my Airport Extreme (n) has my Mac OS X Server machine as the DMZ (Default Host). LT2P is configured and running on my server and I'm able to connect up and send all traffic over the connection (literally doing just that as I write this).

    Prior to removing the MobileMe account from the AEBS, it would try and try and try to connect, but would fail at Authentication.

    See the following Apple KBASE article:

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