MrHoffman, thanks for replying.
Not sure to understand completely your questions. Here is my VPN configuration. If you see something unusual, please tel me.
I have one server hosting sevral services and one acting as back-up DNS
IP= 10.0.1.201 is Primary DNS server for the local network and but also VPN Server + File sharing host (The data I try to get access to via VPN are physicaly stored on this server)
IP 10.0.1.202 =Another mac mini has been set-up to provide redondancy of local DNS Server
VPN configured for L2TP and PPTP
VPN host name: vpn.domain.com
Shared secret: xxxxxx
Client IP adresses configured for 31 clients 16 L2TP - 15 PPTP
DNS set up:
- primary IP: 10.0.1.201
- secondary IP: 10.0.1.202
"Route" : 1 configured : 10.0.1.201 / 255.255.255.0 / Type Private
When The VPN conection is not activated, there is actually no DNS server configured in the DNS section of the VPN connection. But as soon as the VPN is connected, this section becomes populated by the primary and secondary DNS server and they appear "grey" as if it was some kind of default configuration. I will try to force the DNS by entering them manually in the configuration section, perhaps it will improve the robustness of the configuration...
why not try cisco ipsec
Input the following settings:
VPN Type: Cisco IPSec
Service Name: This can be anything, I left the default.
Edit the new interface details as follows:
Server Address: cisco.vpntraffic.com or other country vpn such as Portugal VPN
Account Name: Your vpn account
Password: Your vpn password