I have a VPN set up between an Ubuntu 14 VM under fusion on my side and a SonicWall on the other side. The Ubuntu VM is dedicated to the task.

When I ping a remote address, the results are very strange. Sometimes I get back the expected 64 bytes. Other times I get a redirect. Other times I get a host unreachable. These are all intermingled.

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=1 Redirect Host(New nexthop:
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=46.7 ms
From icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable
From icmp_seq=6 Redirect Host(New nexthop:
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=63 time=47.7 ms
From icmp_seq=7 Redirect Host(New nexthop:
From icmp_seq=7 Redirect Host(New nexthop:
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=63 time=51.7 ms
From icmp_seq=5 Destination Host Unreachable is the remote host that I am attempting to ping. is the Ubuntu host running my side of the VPN. is a local Ubuntu host from which I am issuing the ping.


  • There is not enough information here for anyone to speculate. You would have to provide your routes and their weights, vpn config, network config / topology. When you say remote address, is your vpn the only possible path? Is the IP just on the other end of that VPN or are there other routers / devices?
    – Aaron
    Nov 1 '16 at 4:32

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