Assign a fixed IP or local name to a connected VPN client

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by thevidness, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. thevidness macrumors member

    thevidness

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    #1
    I've been wondering if and how it is possible to assign a fixed ip or a local name to a connected VPN client.

    Both server and client are using built-in OS X software. so the normal behaviour is, that the server assigns an IP address from its specified range everytime the client connects. the assigned address always changes on reconnect.

    Is it possible to tell the server software to always assign the same ip to a given client? Or would it be possible to somehow assign a local name to the client, or even get bonjour to work?

    I just want to always be able to reach the same connected client under the same local identifier.

    Any hints greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. thevidness thread starter macrumors member

    thevidness

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    found this thread, it sounds not very encouraging.

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/23609090#23609090
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Setup in the server software to give the user a name (like User1 Or their name of machine ID) and then tell the user to use that name.
     

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