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Re: [Openvpn-users] Bug in client-server-mode

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Bug in client-server-mode
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:12:11 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Stefan [iso-8859-1] Lüthje wrote:

> Hello,
> when I use openvpn 2.0-beta19 in client-server-mode, TLS and the option
> "server",
> then the server has
> ifconfig
> tun0 inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
> and the client has
> ifconfig
> tun0 inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
> But both computers can not ping the peer, because these addresses
> (, are virtual.

That's not a bug -- in fact it looks like it's working exactly the way it 
should.  Assuming that you don't have any site-specific routing or 
firewall issues to work out, you should be able to ping from 
the client.

> In this case the options --ping, --ping-restart, --ping-exit, --keepalive
> and so on will not work.

These ping options refer to OpenVPN's own internal ping messages.  They 
are not ICMP pings.


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