2717 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2010 3:14 AM by Al Hatch
Depending on the type of firewall sitting in front of the office server it may regard multiple ping requests as hostile traffic and then create a blacklist entry.
Are you only executing the pings because you're failing to "http connect" to the Office server? Once successfully connected via http are you able to maintain the connection if you don't execute any pings?
The symptoms are even odder.
These steps are repeatable every time at any location outside of the office:
(1) Server works fine -- FTP, HTTP, whatever.
(2) Connect via VPN. Server becomes unresponsive.
(3) Disconnect VPN. Server still unresponsive.
(4) Toggle the Network Preference Pane.
Repeat steps (1) through (4).
Here's the kicker: the IP address never changes!
The "toggle" part is merely back and forth from "Using DHCP" to "Using DHCP with manual address".
"Using DHCP" assigns me 192.168.0.174. After switching to manual, I just paste in the same IP address, 192.168.0.174! It never changes, yet the server treats me differently.
Firewall is not active on the server.
How does this make sense?