I have set up a VPN connection on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.8.5 laptop, to my office network so I can access my AFP file server from home.
The VPN connection appears to be working correctly. The Status reads Connected and I am getting both a connect time and an IP address.
So far so good.
But when I go to Go > Connect to Server and try to connect using the local address (that works when I am at the office):
I get the classic error
"The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time"
I tried pinging the server from the command line and get a "No route to host"
As my IP address is not changing when the VPN is connected it is clear that not all my traffic is going through the VPN, so I thought I would try setting it up to route everything.
According to this post I should be able to re-direct all the traffic using this by setting the "Send all traffic over VPN connection" option under the Advanced menu in my VPN network settings.
I should be seeing something like:
But when I click "Advanced", what I see is this:
Any ideas where I am going wrong?
lo0: flags=8049 mtu 16384 options=3 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 gif0: flags=8010 mtu 1280 stf0: flags=0 mtu 1280 en0: flags=8863 mtu 1500 ether 14:10:9f:d1:ba:93 inet6 fe80::1610:9fff:fed1:ba93%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 inet 192.168.1.65 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255 media: autoselect status: active p2p0: flags=8843 mtu 2304 ether 06:10:9f:d1:ba:93 media: autoselect status: inactive utun0: flags=8051 mtu 1280 inet 172.18.10.3 --> 172.18.10.3 netmask 0xffffffff
Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default 192.168.1.1 UGSc 40 0 en0 default utun0 UCSI 1 0 utun0 127 127.0.0.1 UCS 0 0 lo0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 3 112823 lo0 169.254 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0 172.18.10.3 172.18.10.3 UH 0 12 utun0 192.168.1 link#4 UCS 6 0 en0 192.168.1.1 8:76:ff:42:9a:17 UHLWIir 42 4836 en0 735 192.168.1.1 utun0 UHW3Ii 0 11 utun0 3 192.168.1.5 link#4 UHLWIi 1 198 en0 192.168.1.65 127.0.0.1 UHS 0 0 lo0 192.168.1.110 link#4 UHRLWIi 0 49 en0 14 192.168.1.248 link#4 UHLWIi 0 2 en0 192.168.1.253 a:76:ff:42:9a:17 UHLWIi 0 546 en0 1192 192.168.1.255 ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff UHLWbI 0 12 en0 184.108.40.206 192.168.1.1 UGHS 0 0 en0 Internet6: Destination Gateway Flags Netif Expire ::1 link#1 UHL lo0 fe80::%lo0/64 fe80::1%lo0 UcI lo0 fe80::1%lo0 link#1 UHLI lo0 fe80::%en0/64 link#4 UCI en0 fe80::1610:9fff:fed1:ba93%en0 14:10:9f:d1:ba:93 UHLI lo0 ff01::%lo0/32 fe80::1%lo0 UmCI lo0 ff01::%en0/32 link#4 UmCI en0 ff02::%lo0/32 fe80::1%lo0 UmCI lo0 ff02::%en0/32 link#4 UmCI en0
I am not sure, for once, if this is a proper answer. I will make up for whatever is missing as we move on.
You have no VPN configured whatsoever. You routing table is correct for a pc connected to a local LAN, nothing else.
It is possible that the error is rooted in the fact that you seem to have (please correct me if I am wrong) the very same subnet at home and at work: 192.168.1.0/24. I deduce this from your current routing table, and from this statement of yours:
But when I go to Go > Connect to Server and try to connect using the local address (that works when I am at the office:
If this is the case, no matter what other errors you may have in the configuration of the VPN, it will not work. In fact, there might be pcs with the same IP addresses, and in any case, when confronted with an address like, for instance, 192.168.1.104 your kernel, your local router, your remote router, will be unable to understand whether you are referring to an IP address this side of the tun0, or on the opposite side.
If I am right on this (same subnet for home and work), then we will be unable to make progress until this is sorted out.
I just had the same issue on an iMac. The solution is two fold
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