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I've set up VPN network between office and shop. Everything seems to be ok except for the fact that I can ping simple devices only. For example, we have scales with TCP/IP interface. So, from the office I can ping scales, that are on the shop network. But I cannot ping Linux Pcs there. And vice versa. I can ping even routers, where I set up permissive rules.

I believe, there is some network setting, that makes PCs drop packets from VPN network. Can you please help me find which one?

Office network is 192.168.254.x, shop one is 192.168.1.x.

I think this is because a PC on 192.168.1.0/24 does not accept packets from 192.168.254.0/24 on the PPP interface, which is Internet. Is there any option to allow this?

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Do you have iptables set up? It would be helpful if you show us your firewall rules. –  Malte Bublitz Aug 18 '12 at 7:34
    
There is no iptables on the PCs I cannot ping. –  FractalizeR Aug 18 '12 at 8:50
    
What are you using for VPN? Are you doing NAT in one direction? You will not be able to ping hosts behind NAT. –  S19N Aug 18 '12 at 9:43
    
I am perfectly capable of pinging hosts behind NAT. The problem was that the default gateway was not set in those machines I couldn't ping. Thanks for help. –  FractalizeR Aug 18 '12 at 16:00

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The problem was, that the default gateway on those Linux machines was not correctly set. So packets went to the machine, but could never get back.

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