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I have a pptpd server running on Debian. What I'd like to accomplish is to connect my windows 7 client to the Debian server and mount the windows share to the debian server. I have an application running on the server that needs file access to my share. I'm able to connect the the server with the vpn dialer built into windows, I can connect through the tunnel to the resources on the server, but not from the server to the client. Pings are dropped and any attempt to mount a drive times out. I've disabled the windows firewall to assure no interference on that end. I'm not sure if it's a local routing issue or if there is a policy some where that wont allow traffic back through the tunnel.

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Can you ping the VPN address of the Windows box from the linux box? When you try to connect to the SMB share, are you connecting via the VPN IP? –  Zoredache Feb 13 '13 at 17:45
    
Perhaps rethink the workflow you're using here - an application on a server dependent on a file on a client connected via a dodgy-at-best connection? Really? Wouldn't it be safer to synchonise data in regular intervals in a push fashion, e.g. a scripted (tasksched on the client) scp file upload via vpn? –  fuero Feb 13 '13 at 23:23
    
No, I cannot ping the windows machine. and unfortunantly the Debian box is a VPS on the net with limited drive space. –  JJackson Feb 14 '13 at 6:11
    
and yes, I'm attempting to use the VPN ip. –  JJackson Feb 14 '13 at 6:12
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