[thelist] FTP through VPN - server to server??

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Wed Feb 28 10:50:41 CST 2007

You didn't say what type of VPN you have. Are you using a Cisco / Nortel type VPN (e.g. Third-Party) or are you using the bult-in M$ VPN option?

With MS VPN, there is a switch that allows you not be locked into the VPN for all your network routing. It's under Network Properties :: <VPN Name> Properties :: Networking Tab - TCP/IP Properties :: Advanced :: Uncheck Use default gateway on remote network.

If you are using a Third-Party VPN solution, you should have access to the internet at large via the corporate pipe - but you could be shut out by the VPN/Firewall rules (e.g. VPN IPs are not allowed back out to the internet). Either you need to get your IT department to open up the internet access for your VPN user(s) or pull down the files you want - disconnect the VPN, and then push the files to the public web sites.

-----Original message-----
From: "FayeC" ftarzwell at fayec.com
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 08:25:56 -0800
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] FTP through VPN - server to server??

> Our group works on an intranet and public sites doing web updates.
> My colleage has VPN set up at her home. The VPN is set up to access our intranet and works beautifully when doing internal updates but somehow she is unable to connect to the public sites through her VPN.
> There is no external connection allowed to the public sites' servers and the Helpdesk guy said she had to open a stream from the intranet server to the external server but she has no idea how to do that and neither have I.
> Can anybody point me to any documentation/software that can enable her to establish a connection to the public sites' servers through the VPN?
> I googled but couldn't find anything similar or that would solve the issue.

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