[OpenAFS] Problem with OpenAFS on Vista x86

Jim Rowan jmr@qualcomm.com
Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:32:37 -0600

On Jan 1, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Paul Accisano wrote:

> Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>> Paul Accisano wrote:
>>> Finally, here's an extremely telling bit of information: not only  
>>> do I
>>> lose access to \\afs when I connect to VPN, but I also lose access  
>>> to
>>> all other comptuers on my network except the only other one that's
>>> running Vista.  What's more, I don't regain access even when I
>>> disconnect from VPN!  Rebooting seems to be the only cure after I've
>>> connected to VPN once.  Unfortunately, this suggests to me that it's
>>> some kind of Vista --><-- VPN conflict, which means I'm getting  
>>> outside
>>> of your area of expertise here...  Any ideas?
>> Reconfigure the Cisco VPN entry for NJIT to permit access to the  
>> local
>> area network.
> No change.  I was pretty excited when I saw that check box in the VPN
> settings, but it doesn't seem to have any effect; I checked it,
> rebooted, VPN'ed, and the same thing happened.  All my non-Vista
> computers vanish, along with \\afs, and don't come back until I  
> reboot.
> --Paul

Be aware that with at least some versions of Cisco VPN, the "allow  
access to local network" checkbox on the client can be overridden by  
server-provided profiles.  I.e, your VPN admins may be making that  
checkbox be a no-op.  I would expect that this practice is common.   
When the server is overriding it, there's no indication on the client  
that this has happened.  You can select and deselect to your heart's  
desire, and the behavior will not change.   Ask your VPN admins if  
they are overriding this setting.   I believe you can find the setting  
if you dig in a text file on the client that is automatically  
downloaded from the server, but I forget the details.   (The "doesn't  
come back until reboot" aspect seems strange to me, however...)