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Re: [Openvpn-users] --ifconfig-pool in Bridge Mode


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] --ifconfig-pool in Bridge Mode
  • From: "Adam Pavelec" <apavelec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 15:57:54 -0400

On Friday, July 09, 2004 3:29 PM [GMT-5=EST], John Favorite
<john.favorite@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>>> Am I correct to assume that --ifconfig-pool will simply not
>>>> function in a Bridged configuration?  It would be quite convenient
>>>> to define a range of IP addresses that are assigned to the clients
>>>> in a DHCP-like manner, rather than have to define an IP address in
>>>> each client's config.

>>> --ifconfig-pool should work in a bridged configuration.

>> Not sure what I am doing wrong then.  I have added, for example:
>>
>> ifconfig-pool 192.168.0.201 192.168.0.220
>>
>> ...to my config, but when a client connects, it is not assigned an IP
>> address -- it remains 0.0.0.0
>>
>> Is there something I need to add to the client's config as well?

> do you have a firewall ? I know mine has caused me many problems.

Of course I do.  I doubt that's the problem, for everything /other/
than --ifconfig-pool works rather flawlessly.  Here's something interesting:
I (presumably) added a subnet mask to the config, eg:

ifconfig-pool 192.168.0.201 192.168.0.220 192.168.0.255

...however, the client was assigned an IP address by my internal DHCP server
instead of the OpenVPN server.

-Adam






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