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Re: [Openvpn-users] Cant get it running...

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Cant get it running...
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 11:27:47 +0000


Stefan Lamby wrote:
> Hello list.
> Finally I try to get help here from the more experienced users of openvpn.
> ...
> The client machine is a WinXP computer (, which, if connected
> to the server, is able to ping both the openvpn server (
> and the client I want to go which is at My intention is to
> get direct access to the remote machine ( via VNC. A
> VNC-server is installed at but even I am able to ping the
> machine, the VNC-server comes up with "Failed to connect to server" if
> trying to connect from the WinXP openvpn-client ( The same
> happens, if I disable the firewall for the linux box and the machine
> (WinXP, I want to get through.
> Does anybody have an advice?

is ip forwarding enabled, if so, follow the money.... ehhhh  packet
trail, e.g

run ping on the client
run tcpdump un the tun interface of the server
run tcpdump on the internal interface of the server

check if you can see the expected ICMP packets

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