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VPN Hostname Problems...

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#1 sajidali27


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:14 AM

Not sure this is the right forum for this, but here's an issue I'm having:

I utilize an IPSec VPN to connect to a "work" network to get access to a specific internal website, however, once on the page, further links from the page go to a shortened hostname ("servername" instead of "servername.domain.dom"). For some reason on my devices (GS5/Kindle Fire HD; 4.4.2 and 4.4.4) have no problem finding the page utilizing the "servername.domain.dom" but they show "website cannot be found" when it switches to just the hostname. This is annoying as each link I follow beyond the main page I have to edit the URL to.

My computers at home (Win 7 and OSX 10.9), my iOS devices, as well as our Android 4.4.2 powered tablets at work (stock android VPN app, same webpage shortcut on the home screen) all have no problem following the switch to the shortened hostname. My iOS devices have been tested on LTE/Wi-Fi; the work tablets operate on Wi-Fi (NOT the network it VPNs to) and 3G/LTE. My personal devices (all) are on AT&T, "work" devices are on Sprint

What am I missing here? (I setup the tablets @ work, thus I'm really at a loss for what I'm missing to do on my personal stuff) 

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:19 AM

Has this ever worked?

#3 Wand3r3r


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

Once connected by vpn what are you pointed to for dns?

This dns server have a reverse lookup?

Edited by Wand3r3r, 21 August 2014 - 10:04 AM.

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