"Ghost" OpenVPN interface?!?



  • Hi guys,
    I'm new to Pfsense and have been trying to get an OpenVPN connection working. The Tunnel is up but I can't seem to route anything through it. I can however see two OpenVPN interfaces when I created only one.

    The basic steps I did. If you need more info, let me know.

    1. I created the OpenVPN Client connection to a remote server.
    2. I then created an OpenVPN interface based on the connection I just established. I named it "OVPN"
    3. I went to the "Outbound NAT to route AN Alias (composed of a single IP address) through the OVPN interface.

    However, when I create the Outbound NAT rule, I now see two interfaces: OVPN and OpenVPN?! I created the first but what is the latter? Under interfaces, I only see OVPN.

    Can someone tell me:

    1. What am I missing to get my data through the VPN?
      I got the VPN working now!

    2. How did the OpenVPN interface appear from thin air? I hope the print screens help illustrate the issue.

    Thank for any help!

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