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Cant use VPN... Then what to do?

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I've tried to use it, with the build in lion server ap. But I can not connect to the ...

Although I have followed these instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjWO-5-nYKA&feature=g-user-u

 

Is there something that i have forgotten

Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Lion Server
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    Jun 3, 2012 12:26 AM (in response to wellness-guiden)

    What error message are you getting when you try to connect?

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    Jun 3, 2012 12:38 AM (in response to wellness-guiden)

    I assume you are trying to connect from outside your network? Do you use a domain name or the external ip-adress of your server? Are you sure you have opened the right ports in your router?

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    Jun 3, 2012 1:05 AM (in response to wellness-guiden)

    If you keep consol.app open while you are trying to connect, it should give you some information about what is going wrong.

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    Jun 3, 2012 1:36 AM (in response to wellness-guiden)

    OK, what this reads, is that your connection works OK (9th line from the bottom), but you are not authenticated because of missing MPPE keys. (7th line from the bottom). Next step is to check your vpnd.log and see if there is a 'DSAuth: failed te retrieve MPPE ecnryption keys....' message for the user who is trying to connect.

     

    If so, go look http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4748 for a solution. You can find the short name for the vpn system user by going into Workgroup Manager->View->Show System Records.

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    Sep 18, 2012 11:20 PM (in response to Good-heart)

    This worked for me. I also had to turn Encryption to Auto on my iPhone, rather than None.

    Thanks,

    Joseph Elwell.

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