5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2012 2:30 AM by Mike Vos
denisefromak Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Everyone!


I have an issue that is really been a difficult one, and I would love any input or advice from other server folks.


I have a client who has a mac mini Lion server and a time capsule router. The VPN was set up as L2TP (not by me) and has NEVER worked. I, with much confidence, was sure I could fix it, but it is proving to be problematic. I have ran all the updates (server 7.4, newest Server Admin, newest airport utility, etc.)


It seems there is some sort of authentication issue happening.

What I have found:


Enabled PPTP, I am able to connect ONLY with the Directory Admin Account.

Cannot connect with ANY account on L2TP.

Have attempted to connect with long names, short names, domain users, local users, and it never connects. Of course, I have verified the shared secret numerous times.

When I attempted to connect with L2TP, nothing shows in the server log, as if it was blocked (internet provider is NOT blocking vpn access), no CHAP errors or the like. PPTP functions great with the directory admin account, logs all look normal.


To me, it seems like I can rule out network issues, as one account gets through, but I think it points to lion problem. I have allowed access for all users for the vpn in Server Admin, have the time capsule allowing VPN on both L2TP and PPTP. Back to My Mac is not enabled (to prevent port issues).


I was thinking that it would be nice to verify the access list for VPN connections via the terminal, but I don't know what commands are available for that.


Any ideas are appreciated!

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4)