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Retrospect backup over Mac OS X Server (Tiger) VPN


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Hey all,

 

I'm trying to set up Retrospect to back up remote Mac OS X clients that log into the network via the built-in Mac OS X VPN (PPTP). VPN is served via Tiger Server.

 

Every time the client VPN connects, Tiger Server assigns the client a different IP address (out of the IP pool configured in the PPTP VPN settings in Server Admin). The IP pool is 192.168.0.217-.222, which conforms to subnet 192.168.0.216/29. I've configured Retrospect to scan this subnet for backup clients (in the "Backup Clients on Network" window in Retrospect, select the TCP/IP menu -> Configure Subnet Broadcast). However, Retrospect does not see these clients.

 

I could add them by IP address without a problem, except that the next time they log into the VPN, they'll have a different IP address and Retrospect will once again barf.

 

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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