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Re: [Openvpn-users] Routing problems

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Routing problems
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 00:34:46 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Andrew Alston wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm wondering if anyone can help me out.  Im currently running a FreeBSD
> openvpn server at work and OpenVPN clients on various windows boxes on
> the outside.  Im using the dev tun mode, and all works fine, the tunnel
> comes up, etc etc
> The problem is this, when I push the default gateway to the windows
> boxes, the boxes recieve the default gateway and promptly lose
> connection to the vpn server unless I have first manually added a route
> for the vpn server box out of the window boxes original default gateway.  
> This is a real pain as these are adsl links and the default gateways
> before establishing the vpns change all the time, so before I establish
> the vpn on the windows boxes I have to do a netstat -nr, then a route
> add vpnserver <gateway> with the gateway being the boxes current default
> gateway, I then establish the vpn link and the default route changes and
> all works.
> Dont add the manual static route first the box forgets how to connect to
> the vpn server and everything dies horribly.

Are you using --redirect-gateway?  It almost sounds like you are trying to 
manually replicate it.

Also see the net_gateway variable, documented under the --route directive
in the man page.


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