I have setup an l2tp client using xl2tp to connect to an l2tp vpn server. The server connection requires that the connection be setup WITHOUT ipsec. So I have set up a basic xl2tp connection. The connections seems to work and I get an ip address from the vpn server, that is visible when I run ifconfig. However I cannot ping any ip's on the network I have connected to, there is a specific ip on that network I need to connect to: 10.10.251.32, however when I attempt to I get this error: "ping: sendmsg: No such device". I try the ping with command: ping -I ppp0 10.10.251.32. I have tried connecting to the vpn from other machines, the ip address that I get assigned are for example: 10.10.2.163, or 10.10.2.120, or 10.10.2.114 all in the 10.10.2.xxx subnet,
This is my xl2tpd.conf:
[global] access control = no auth file = /etc/ppp/chap-secrets debug avp = no debug network = no debug packet = no debug state = no debug tunnel = no [lac vpn-connection] lns = xx.xx.32.43 redial = yes redial timeout = 5 require chap = yes require authentication = yes ppp debug = no pppoptfile = /etc/ppp/options.l2tpd require pap = no autodial = yes name = thename
here is my: options.l2tpd
ipcp-accept-local ipcp-accept-remote refuse-eap require-mschap-v2 noccp noauth idle 1800 mtu 1410 mru 1410 defaultroute usepeerdns debug lock connect-delay 5000 name xxxxxx password xxxxx
I know that the connection gets made because I get a ppp0 interface and an ip address:
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol inet addr:10.10.2.115 P-t-P:xx.xx.32.43 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1410 Metric:1 RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 RX bytes:98 (98.0 B) TX bytes:110 (110.0 B)
The ip address of the server that I need to hit is: 10.10.251.32, when I try to ping it using a ping command specific to that interface:
ping -I ppp0 10.10.251.32
I end up getting this error: ping: sendmsg: No such device
- Thinking maybe it was some kind of subnet issue I connected to the vpn using multiple client clients simultaneously and got ip's such as 10.10.2.120, 10.10.2.114 and to ping each of the clients from the other to the same issue: ping: sendmsg: No such device. With all the clients I get connected and ifconfig returns the right ip address.
The person administering the other networks swears that those ip addresses are up and running. I'm not sure how to proceed.. forgive a total linux newbie..
Here is the output of
ip ro show:
default via xx.31.32.1 dev eth0 xx.xx.32.43 dev ppp0 proto kernel scope link src 10.10.2.125 xx.31.32.0/20 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src xx.31.36.249