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Re: [Openvpn-users] TLS authentication fails after one month, again

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] TLS authentication fails after one month, again
  • From: Leonard Isham <leonard.isham@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 16:53:39 -0500

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:55:23 -0700, Michael Kelly
<mkelly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I came into the office this morning and all openVPN connections were
> down. I have messages in the logs stating that the TLS handshake failed
> and that negotiation failed to occur within 60secs. The same thing
> happen exactly one month ago to the day and I never properly resolved
> it. I ended up recreating the entire certificate structure from the
> ground up.
> I have checked the expiry dates on all certificates, including the
> openVPN server and they are all valid until October 11th 2005.
> I have checked the clocks on the openVPN server machine and the main
> openVPN client machine and they are set correctly. I cannot check road
> warrior clocks because I cannot connect to them at the moment.
> I have no idea what is causing this, but I really do not want to have
> to redo each certificate every month just to get another month out of
> the system, especially when the certs are supposed to be valid for a
> year.
> Thanks for any help
> Michael Kelly

Just a guess but is your internal clock off by 1 year?
Leonard Isham, CISSP 
Ostendo non ostento.

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