RESOLVED Re: PPTP anomaly
res at ausics.net
Sun Mar 22 22:53:29 UTC 2009
After 3 other ppl on list emailed me with same issue, I replaced a ubuntu
packages with upstreams, problem eliminated, and confirmed by the others.
On Sat, 21 Mar 2009, Res wrote:
> Firstly, this isn't a "it's broken", everything still works just dandy, it's
> more of a curiosity thing... I note on Ubuntu something is caching and not
> releasing IP details.
> I'll use my laptop as example, intranet dhcp assigned IP of 10.99.99.14 works
> great, now disable wireless, shutdown, travel to where ever, boot, no net (OK
> that's good) dialin to Internet, works great...
> VPN IP range is 10.99.99.201-250, this works as indicated on XP laptops,
> but on Ubuntu laptops it returns you to the previous dhcp issued address,
> logout vpn, logout of dialin, reboot, repeat process, same thing, my vpn IP
> is 10.99.99.14, far outside the above "remote-ip" range, as above everything
> still works, but I thought it rather odd that it gets this IP still, also my
> laptop boots into XP pro, Slackware 12.2 and Fedora 10, *none* of them
> have this problem, only Ubuntu... another staffers dual boot laptop does same
> (I actually found this issue by auditing her) keeping its last dhcp IP,
> unless booted into XP when it gets a correct vpn assigned IP.
> (vpn server is not the same hardware as dhcp server)
> Anyone seen anything like this?
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