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Re: [Openvpn-users] client packets not getting to server


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] client packets not getting to server
  • From: Michael MacDonald <mjmac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 17:28:45 -0500

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 21:55 +0000, Alex Brett wrote:
> Michael MacDonald wrote:
> > 
> > Now, when I start openvpn on the server, and then start it on the 
> > client, nothing happens.  As far as I can tell, (using tcpdump on the 
> > server), the openvpn client is never getting any packets to the server.  
> > Unfortunately, due to space constraints, I am unable to run tcpdump or 
> > netcat on the client.  I have verified that the client can get to the 
> > server (e.g. via ssh), so there isn't a general network path problem.  I 
> > have tried random ports to see if maybe the ISP was somehow blocking 
> > 1194, but that had no effect.
> > 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> It is possible that the ISP is blocking UDP traffic, as SSH is a TCP 
> protocol, so this would still work. I would suggest you try OpenVPN in 
> TCP mode and see what happens...
> 
You get a cookie!  Had to switch to TCP mode and set the port to 5000.
TCP on 1194 didn't work, nor would UDP on 5000.  Whatever.  Stupid ISP.

Hmm...  Having a trans-atlantic VPN to podunkville, Africa is fun!

Thanks!

Mike


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