VPN and Hosts issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davred, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. davred macrumors newbie

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    Oct 2, 2010
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    Chester UK
    #1
    I am using CheckPoint secure client to access a work-related Sharepoint server.

    The VPN connection is fine but when I then try to access the URL, I eventually get an error message stating the site could ne be found. We have been given an entry for a hosts file and I have entered this in the correct place (I hope!).

    My Windows laptop allows access without any problems on the same broadband connection that the Mac Mini is on.

    I have tried different browsers but the result is the same.

    Can anyone suggest a solution?

    Thanks

    OSX10.6.4
     
  2. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    Location:
    Southern California
    #2
    Sounds like you aren't being provided a work DNS server from the Checkpoint client. I have never used one so I cannot suggest a solution.

    After you entered the item into your hosts file, can you now access it?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Location:
    Boston
    #3
    My company requires the use of clean access, and without that, I cannot connect to anything. This is windows only program so they exclude the mac from this requirement. That is I don't need clean access when using vpn, but perhaps you VPN has something similar but did not provide an OSX version or exclude OSX.

    Contact your vpn provider's support/help desk. They may have an easy answer
     

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