OpenVPN works but logs errors every 60 seconds



  • Hi all - first post here after moving my home firewall from Endian to pfSense. :)

    I have a small, annoying problem though. I have a road-warrior type VPN setup using OpenVPN from my work PC to my home network. Everything works fine, my work PC get's an IP address in the VPN subnet and all traffic passes fine, however pfSense logs this every 60 seconds:

    Dec 1 12:17:53 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity)
    Dec 1 12:17:53 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 TLS Error: TLS handshake failed
    Dec 1 12:17:53 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 Re-using SSL/TLS context
    Dec 1 12:17:53 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 LZO compression initialized
    Dec 1 12:18:53 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity)
    Dec 1 12:18:53 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 TLS Error: TLS handshake failed
    Dec 1 12:18:54 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 Re-using SSL/TLS context
    Dec 1 12:18:54 openvpn[56779]: 220.245.xxx.xxx:33073 LZO compression initialized

    (I've obviously replaced half of my work's IP address)

    Given that everything is working fine, why are these errors being logged? How can I get rid of them? I've trying to get a site-to-site VPN up and running and it's difficult when looking through the logs…  :-\


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