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[Openvpn-users] OS X set-up issues (Tunnelblick)

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] OS X set-up issues (Tunnelblick)
  • From: "Joseph Byrne" <jbyrne@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 09:52:05 -0700

I need some help getting openvpn on OS X up and running.

I have both tunnelblick 2 and 3rc2 installed (as far as I know).
~/Library/openvpn has these files:
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  joe      911 Jul 12 16:47 OpenVPN-CA.cer
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  joe      424 Jul 12 17:52 dh2048.pem
lrwxr-xr-x   1 joe  joe       19 Jul 13 08:38 openvpn.conf@ -> openvpn_server.conf
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  joe     3425 Apr 12 03:39 openvpn_client.conf
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  wheel  11098 Jul 13 08:28 openvpn_server.conf
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  joe      873 Jul 12 16:35 server.cer
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  joe     1462 Jul 12 16:36 server.p12
-rw-r--r--   1 joe  joe      459 Jul 12 16:36 server.pem

openvpn_server.conf is based on http://openvpn.net/howto.html#server with the following PKI parameters:
    ca OpenVPN-CA.cer
    cert server.cer
    key server.p12
    dh dh2048.pem

I created the CA and certificates using the OS X keychain and "certificate assistant" tools.

I'm running the latest version of Tiger:
$ uname -a
Darwin foo.local 8.7.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.7.0: Fri May 26 15:20:53 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.6.76.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc

The immediate problems:
If I start tunnelblick (3rc2) and select openvpn_server, I get the following console message:
2006-07-13 09:45:45.860 Tunnelblick[457] launch path not accessible

If I start tunnelblick2 and select connect, I get the following console message:
Options error: Unrecognized option or missing parameter(s) in /Users/joe/Library/openvpn/openvpn.conf:3: single-machine ( 2.0.2)
Use --help for more information.

What do I need to do to get either version working?

A looming problem is whether my certificates and such are in the right format. The sample .conf file uses different extensions than what the OSX tool produces (.cer and .p12), leading me to expect further problems once I get past the startup phase.

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