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Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Auto Connect on Startup?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Auto Connect on Startup?
  • From: "bronson mathews" <gibbz1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 08:59:15 +1030

ok im using a batscript to start it when i load windows havea little problem

the following error, cant open dh1024.pem, but it works fine when i connect via the gui version. Any idea whats wrong there?

Sun Dec 05 08:53:07 2004 us=866881 OpenVPN 2.0_beta17 Win32-MinGW [SSL] [LZO] bu
ilt on Nov 11 2004
Sun Dec 05 08:53:07 2004 us=868037 Cannot open sample-keys/dh1024.pem for DH par
ameters: error:02001003:system library:fopen:No such process: error:2006D080:BIO
routines:BIO_new_file:no such file
Sun Dec 05 08:53:07 2004 us=868298 Exiting

From: Mathias Sundman <mathias@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: bronson mathews <gibbz1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Auto Connect on Startup?
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:02:32 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, bronson mathews wrote:

im running winxp ive got it as a service, but how do i specify it to connect, i am using the gui version i need to activate the server.ovpn file before clients can connect....

so i rightclick the vpngui>cserver>connect after thats connected or "activated" then clients can join.

It sounds like you havn't really started the openvpn service. Instead you starting OpenVPN as a normal process when you click "Connect" from the GUI.

If you want to control the service (start/stop) from OpenVPN GUI, you need to change the following reg value to "1", and restart the GUI.


If you want OpenVPN to start at boot-time (with the service), goto ControlPanel->Administrative Tools->Services and configure the openvpn service to start automatically.

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