Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting your VPN, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
On your client machine it's best to do this while connected to a device that is…outside of your network, and we have accomplished that by connecting via a…cellular modem attached directly to this computer.…This will allow you to VPN into your network and test your settings.…Now, if you have a client machine, but you don't quite know how to do that, just…be sure that your router has an active public IP address, and that it's…configured as I suggested in the last movie.…So go to the Network pane.…Here we are, and you can see we already have our Access Card Active, and it's…got an outside IP address that's not on the network we're on, and it's sending…and receiving traffic.…
The first step is we're going to click the Plus button to add a new…network configuration.…When we do this, we get to a selection where we can add all sorts of…different connections.…We're going to add a VPN here, and the first one we're going to select is L2TP over IPSec.…I'm selecting this first, because it's not going to work, and I want to show you…
- Deploying, troubleshooting, and understanding OS X 10.6 DNS server
- Understanding and configuring OS X and OS X Server-based firewalls
- Fixing server- and client-side firewalls
- Configuring and troubleshooting DHCP
- Setting up and troubleshooting a VPN server