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[Openvpn-users] RV: help with setting up first vpn, some urgency!

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] RV: help with setting up first vpn, some urgency!
  • From: "Damian Rivas" <damian@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:01:05 -0300

If the data enters but doesn't return it is probably a Firewall issue.
Have you checked that you are letting traffic out on the tun interface?
Send to the list your firewall rules for the VPN and lets check them


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De: openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] En nombre de Dave
Enviado el: Jueves, 20 de Diciembre de 2007 02:05 p.m.
Para: openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Asunto: [Openvpn-users] help with setting up first vpn, some urgency!

    I need some assistance with setting up my first vpn and there is
urgency in it as i'm going to be going out of town for the holidays and
going to need it.
    I've read the docs and the book, and i've got keys generated and i
connect from a remote client, in routed moee. If i try in bridge mode i
"Can not connect to client connection failed" msg. The bridge mode 
connection was atempted from an xp home client.
    My goal is to be able to set up a vpn remotely, remote in, and
access my 
samba shares, and my test and development web server as if i was here.
    The problem is when i connect i can ping, but i don't get anything
A tcpdump on the interface on the lan pc where the vpn server is shows
packets coming in but not going out. Trying to query my lan's local 
nameserver times out, that can't be located.
    Let me give you some information. I'm going to be using either a
laptop or a fixed desktop box, both of which will be remote to my
Let's say for the sake of example that the laptop will have ip of 
and the desktop will have the ip of My internal lan ip range is and the vpn server, i've tried this twice will either be
on a 
Centos box or a FreeBSD box, at either .3 or .4 in that range. The dns 
server/lan gateway box is .254. My vpn range is in routed
if i can get bridge mode going i'll put it in my lan range.
    As i said i've tried both, i can connect in routed mode, get the
about connecting to client failed in bridge. The samba server and the
web server are both on the same box, depending on which box the vpn
is on it might or might not be the same machine depending on which is
to set up.
    If anyone can help i can create accounts where needed with sudo and
can supply client keys.
    Any additional information let me know.
    As i said there is some urgency as i can only test this remotely and
won't be remote until i leave, if it doesn't work i'm outa luck.
    Any help much appreciated.

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