What I forgot to mention is that if you
(as the administrator) try to ssh to ,say, the actual
mailserver from the branch office to the main office
via the vpn connection, it does establish an ssh session
but once you try to edit any file with "vi" , it doesn't show
the contents of the file.
I think this is of great significance towards solving this.
"I merely function as a channel that filters
music through the chaos of noise"