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Machine names across a vpn

How do I configure my vpn's to allow Machine names across my WAN on 1841 routers. I can ping ip addresses all day, please help.

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Re: Machine names across a vpn

use ip domain-lookup and specify a valid DNS server that knows the names of the hosts you are trying to ping.

ip domain-lookup

ip name-server X.X.X.X

Chris

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Re: Machine names across a vpn

"machine names" are a function of windows networking that uses a mix of broadcast and unicast.

Since you do not appear to be running a domain system, the issue may be simply broadcast packets not sent over the VPN.

To forward broadcast traffic, use the ip-helper address in interface configuration mode and make sure that the VPN policies allow that.

You will need also to get documented about windows master browser and related concepts.

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