windows routing and remote access server

asked 2019-01-26 03:33:16 +0000

I am trying to connect to clients in a test lab that are behind a windows routing and remote access server. the test lab clients can browse the web and i have ports forwarded through to them via the RRAS server and it all works. I add a static route to my machine so that it knows to use the RRAS server as a gate way for those clients as they are on a different subnet. I cant ping them so i installed wireshark to help with troubleshooting. When I trace route to the ip i can see that icmp is received on the RRAS server but wireshark says there is no response found. Any suggestions?

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I'm a bit confused by the explanation so let me state my understanding:

You are on a host on the same network as the RRAS server.

Since you mentioned RRAS server, I'm assuming there is a "VPN" connecting remote hosts ("clients in test lab") to the RRAS server.

Your local host machine tries to connect to one of the remote host machines.

On your local machine you have a static route for the remote hosts subnet pointing to the RRAS server.

You can't ping the remote hosts and your traceroute stops at the server.

Is this correct?



Spooky gravatar imageSpooky ( 2019-01-29 01:59:13 +0000 )edit

Sorry for the confusion. I wasnt using vpn but all of your other assumptions were correct. VPN would have solved the problem but I couldn't get it working and I didn't want to go that route. Wireshark showed the traffic stopping at the RRAS server. I ended up swapping out the the RRAS server for the Sophos UTM virtual appliance and all is well. Thanks for taking your time to reply!

jpcapone gravatar imagejpcapone ( 2019-01-29 03:47:26 +0000 )edit