[SOLVED] Do I need to worry about these OpenVPN log messages?



  • I just happened to be looking though my pfSense box and noticed a lot of these in the log file:```
    Jan 5 18:41:13 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client disconnected
    Jan 5 18:41:13 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'status 2'
    Jan 5 18:41:13 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'state 1'
    Jan 5 18:41:13 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client connected from /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sock
    Jan 5 18:40:18 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client disconnected
    Jan 5 18:40:18 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'status 2'
    Jan 5 18:40:18 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'state 1'
    Jan 5 18:40:18 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client connected from /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sock
    Jan 5 18:39:25 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client disconnected
    Jan 5 18:39:25 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'status 2'
    Jan 5 18:39:25 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'state 1'
    Jan 5 18:39:25 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client connected from /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sock
    Jan 5 18:38:32 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client disconnected
    Jan 5 18:38:32 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'status 2'
    Jan 5 18:38:32 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: CMD 'state 1'
    Jan 5 18:38:32 openvpn 79921 MANAGEMENT: Client connected from /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sock

    Can someone advise me if they are anything to worry about?  Pid 79921 refers to a VPN Client connection to PIA.  I have an isolated network that just uses the VPN that is connected to this OpenVPN client.  It doesn't see that much traffic. 
    
    Any idea what is happening?

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    No you don't have to worry.

    That is logged when openvpn is queried for status by the page generator for Status > OpenVPN or the OpenVPN widget.



  • Thanks so much.


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