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I am not sure if I should be asking this kind of question on stackoverflow, so if not please be kind and point me in the right direction.

I am trying to connect my ec2 ubuntu 12.04 to a windows server via VPN. I followed the client setup here and that shows the following in ifconfig:

ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol  
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          RX packets:46 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 
          RX bytes:3151 (3.1 KB)  TX bytes:126 (126.0 B)

which I think means its up. But I can't connect to the mysql db on a local IP (within the VPN). I can connect from my mac at home but not from the ec2 server.

My question is, what am I missing?


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migrated from Mar 4 '13 at 15:57

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Be aware of your firewall policy in Amazon, which can be blocking your access from it to Windows.

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