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Re: [Openvpn-users] openvpn client on freebsd


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] openvpn client on freebsd
  • From: Stefan Lamby <slamby@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 18:23:38 +0200

Please post this openvpn.sh file you have.

Thanks
Stefan


Harry Doyle schrieb:
> ok i am able to access my server now, but openvpn doesn't seem to
> work. i have added some lines to rc.conf to start it, and i have
> created a /usr/local/etc/openvpn directory and indicated its existence
> in rc.conf.
>
> i have generated my client.conf file, and i'm using the same crt files
> i use on my windows clients. i have generated the other key/crt files
> for this computer using pkitool on the server. so i think my stuff in
> /usr/local/etc/openvpn is ok. and i also have a startup file in
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/openvpn.sh
>
> so i think it should start up, but nothing happens. i tail
> /var/log/messags but there is no info. ifconfig doesn't show any tun
> device either (like it does on the linux server).
>
> i am using tun device, which i think is already in my stock freebsd
> kernel.
>
> i think it must be something small i'm missing. what do i need to
> provide you guys to figure out what's wrong?
>
> just to be clear, i am only trying to use this machine as a client.
>
> thanks for your help,
> harry
>
>
>
>
> $On 9/11/07, *Harry Doyle* <harry@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:harry@xxxxxxxxx>>
> wrote:
>
>     thanks everybody. i will set this up tomorrow and let you know how
>     it goes. i can't ssh to the machine from home, which is why i'm
>     using openvpn. i've been using it for about a year now to give
>     clients ms exchange access and i have to say openvpn is solid as a
>     rock! using it for remote access to clients behind a firewall is
>     really really convenient.
>     cheers,
>     harry
>
>
>
>     On 9/10/07, *Marco Fretz* < marco@xxxxxxx <mailto:marco@xxxxxxx>>
>     wrote:
>
>         if u have installed ports-tree u should install from ports.
>         its better
>         then compile the source manually under bsd... but check the
>         version... i
>         think u should use openvpn 2.0
>
>         greets
>
>         Harry Doyle schrieb:
>         > that's ok, i just want to use it so i can connect to my
>         openvpn server
>         > and then access ssh over it, which is blocked over its
>         routable ip. i
>         > did not know the install was same for client and server. all my
>         > existing clients are on windows. ok to install from ports on
>         this?
>         > thanks,
>         > harry
>         >
>         >
>         > On 9/10/07, *Marco Fretz* < mailinglist@xxxxxxx
>         <mailto:mailinglist@xxxxxxx>
>         > <mailto:mailinglist@xxxxxxx <mailto:mailinglist@xxxxxxx>>> wrote:
>         >
>         >     hello
>         >
>         >     install is always the same, for server and
>         client...  client config is
>         >     almost the same on every OS.
>         >     read this howto carefully and u can easily setup a secure
>         openvpn
>         >     server
>         >     with tls,client and server cert...
>         >
>         >     http://openvpn.net/howto.html <http://openvpn.net/howto.html>
>         >
>         >     one thing i know from openbsd (probable on freebsd, too)
>         is that
>         >     it has
>         >     no support for TAP tunnels in generic kernel. but if u
>         dont need
>         >     broadcasts odr multicast u should not use tap, i think.
>         >
>         >
>         >
>         >     greets
>         >     marco
>         >
>         >     Harry Doyle schrieb:
>         >     > Hi everybody,
>         >     > I have a FreeBSD box i would like to hook up to a linux
>         based
>         >     openvpn
>         >     > server. How do i setup an openvpn client on FreeBSD?
>         Everything i've
>         >     > seen so far on unix was for running servers. Is there a
>         howto on
>         >     this?
>         >     > Thanks,
>         >     > Harry
>         >     >
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