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OS X + VPN = frustrated


This is my last chance to overcome VPN on OS X. I have written a lot of message on different boards this month but problem still exists. Actually problem concerns getting routes when VPN is connected. I have PPTP and easyVPN on my 3825 (c3825-adventerprisek9-mz.124-24.T.bin). With PPTP i used DHCP (option 121 and 249) with easyVPN i used split tunneling. So. The problem with PPTP is that OS X ignores routing information. Here is virtual-template interface

interface Virtual-Template1

ip unnumbered Loopback1

ip tcp header-compression

peer default ip address dhcp-pool XX-VPN-POOL

compress mppc

ppp encrypt mppe auto required

ppp authentication ms-chap-v2

ppp chap refuse

I found out that ip unnumbered Loopback1 is couse of the problem. If i replace "ip unnumbered" with "ip address ...." OS X can recive routing information but huge delay occures about 7000ms and even more.

Than i decided to configure easyVPN server. And the same problem with routes happened. Imagine you have an acl

access-list 101 permit ip

access-list 101 permit ip

As you can see OS X cisco IPsec client must accept 2 routes but only  first (access-list 101 permit ip works.

if i change ACL like this

access-list 101 permit ip

access-list 101 permit ip

then only access-list 101 permit ip will work.

Although both routes exist in routing table.