Cisco 877W Easy VPN Server and Game Hosting

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Jan 22nd, 2009


Can anyone tell me, is there any way to let broadcast messages go through VPN tunnel without GRE as my configuration is not site to site? Joining client broadcasts its packets in order to find hosted game on another vpn client and can't find it. Client is forced to manually enter IP address of the machine hosting game.


I have this problem too.
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Ivan Martinon Mon, 01/26/2009 - 08:15

Broadcast and Multicast will not go through an IPSEC tunnel, this is a limitation of the protocol itself. Other than GRE I can't see a way to go around it.

zxspectrum128kb Tue, 01/27/2009 - 03:50

thanks for reply!

Maybe there's a way to somehow redirect broadcast message into unicast so this message always will be delivered to one particular machine in the vpn subnet?

I can't use GRE as I have Easy VPN Server setup.

Ivan Martinon Wed, 01/28/2009 - 06:48

The only one that I know is ip helper, but this is for dhcp messages, I am not aware of another way to do this.


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