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Re: [Openvpn-users] odd log message


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] odd log message
  • From: JJB <onephatcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:24:42 -0800

Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> * JJB <onephatcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>   
>> Hello
>>
>> I'm getting these errors as if our firewall/openvpn server is logging 
>> into itself. Is this normal? Have sanitized the error (ip address, org 
>> name, etc.)
>>
>> Nov  7 15:19:47 aa-gateway openvpn[3945]: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:61518 VERIFY 
>> OK: depth=1, 
>> /C=US/ST=CA/L=Location/O=Name_Of_Org/CN=OpenVPN-CA/emailAddress=root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>     
>
> I don't see an error.
> I see an "OK
Hi Ralph, thanks for responding,

It isn't an error, its an ok for user "root" to log in.

Most of the OpenVPN log messages have usernames like 
user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, not root:

jvv/74.61.97.235:1159 VERIFY OK: depth=0, 
/C=US/ST=CA/O=Name_Of_Org/CN=jvv/emailAddress=jvv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Why would there be a log message for root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx? Is this 
evidence of someone gaining unauthorized access?

 - Joel


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