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Old 12th November 2007, 05:55 PM
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SSH-based VPN gives "Destination Host Prohibited"

I'm attempting to set up a SSH-based VPN as per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH_VPN. The system worked great with my remote system running F7. I backed up and restored my entire /etc/ssh directory on the server in question, which was upgraded to F8 over the weekend. The local computer is running Ubuntu Gutsy and the VPN worked fine even under Gutsy until the upgrade to F8. The setup process works as follows before problems are encountered:
  1. Local: ssh -w 0:0 root@remote.host
  2. Local: sudo ifconfig tun0 pointopoint
  3. Remote: ifconfig tun0 pointopoint
  4. Remote: arp -sD eth0 pub
  5. Local: sudo route
  6. Local: ping; result:
    ~$ ping
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Prohibited
    From icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Prohibited
    From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Prohibited
    --- ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2008ms

The remote server's local IP is, and pinging that IP works. Deleting the route for the local subnet (in my case, doesn't change things. Anybody have any clue as to what's happening here? Thanks in advance.

(Edit: It should also be noted that I do have IP forwarding enabled [echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward] on the remote system.)


Last edited by dandaman32; 12th November 2007 at 06:21 PM. Reason: arp command typo
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