2008/01/072007/12/12How do I return a PacketiX BOX to the original state (as VPN Server / Bridge) after it was initialized with the OBS/OMS initialization method?2007/12/122007/12/122007/12/12
The device suddenly stops or reboots.Please check whether the power plug is tightly plugged in. If it is only plugged in halfway, it can happen that it has a loose contact, causing the device to suddenly stop or reboot sometimes.
Note that you can fasten the contact on the OpenMicroServer models with a cable clamp.2008/01/07407Back to topHow can I initialize a PacketiX BOX?Log in over the serial port and use the following procedure.
Initialize a PacketiX BOX with the settings entered over the Web interface
- Boot the PacketiX BOX while holding down the Init switch.
The root password is set as root.
# flashcfg -d # reboot
- After reboot, login and run the following commands
# mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt
If you also wish to initialize the PacketiX VPN 2.0 settings, use the following.
Initialization with PacketiX VPN setup
Stop the VPN Server
# cd /usr/PacketiX ./vpnserver stopDelete the VPN configuration file
# rm vpn_server.configTo delete all logfiles, delete the log directories:
# rm -R server_log Packet_log security_log
# ./vpnserver start
# rebootLogin as root Stop the VPN Server
# cd /usr/PacketiX # ./vpnserver stopSet the minimum free space on the disk:
Open the file vpn_server.config in the editor vi with the command
vi vpn_server.configIn the chapter ServerConfiguration, change the value in the line uint64 AutoDeleteCheckDiskFreeSpaceMin to 10485760.
How to use vi:
Move the cursor to the variable you wish to edit and press i and then a
Enter the desired value and press Esc to leave the input mode.
To delete characters, move the cursor to a character and press x.
Press :wq to save the file and quit.
# ./vpnserver startRestart the device with reboot2007/12/12378Back to topHow do I return a PacketiX BOX to the original state (as VPN Server / Bridge) after it was initialized with the OBS/OMS initialization method?With the procedure below, you can return a PacketiX BOX into the original state.
Login over a serial connection and run the following:
2007/12/12377Back to topI can't connect to the VPN Server; an "Error 3" is displayed.The name server specified in the basic settings of the web interface is likely wrong. Please check the address again.
- mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt
Please leave the name server field blank if you do not intend to use a name server.2007/12/12376Back to topHow many connections can a PacketiX BOX handle?
The PacketiX BOX has enough processing power to handle 20 VPN Client connections as a server or bridge, or a local bridge to a LAN with about 20 PCs.
For larger networks, either use several boxes as bridges or use PacketiX VPN 2.0 on a more powerful server.2007/12/12364Back to top