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Topic Title: VPN Connection to download from FTP
Topic Summary: Connect to VPN then to FTP and download a file
Created On: 09/12/2011 09:35 AM
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 09/12/2011 09:35 AM
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n00b (>6 posts)

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Hello all,

I am trying to automate the task of downloading something from a FTP server. The tricky part, as far as I see, is going to be that we have to connect to a VPN prior to connecting to the FTP. Now I see that PBA Server 7 has a "Connect To Network" option that states  "Establishes a connection to another network using a VPN or dial-up" but as far as I see it only allows you to connect to Dial In VPN's as I don not see a field for an IP address, only one for a Phone Number.

So my question is;

Is there any way to connect to a server over VPN using an IP address?

I see that I may be able to setup a VPN connection on my server with the information needed to connect to the remote server, and then maybe call on that connection via a run task within BPA, has anyone tried this before?


Thanks for any assistance,


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 09/12/2011 01:35 PM
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Leonard Amabile

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Hi Robert,

You need to create the VPN connection from within Windows first and then the connection becomes available in the drop down menu. Unfortunately, the manual connection method is not available.

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n00b (>6 posts)

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Can i know how to get US IP address , anyone guide me??

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 05/08/2013 11:31 AM
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Liz Casale

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Hi Nops,

We do not have this information.

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