SSDP via OpenVPN tunnel

  • Hi

    I am trying to access a WeMo insight switch connected to the pfSense LAN from an iphone connected via VPN. The VPN server is in tunnel mode. The WeMo app installed on the iphone tries to discover the WeMo devices by sending a SSDP discover to Multicast The request is not seen on the LAN and hence the WeMo insight switch doesnt respond to it. All the IPv4 traffic is permitted via the OpenVPN interface.

    Any suggestions ..?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Multicast isn't going to cross a VPN tunnel like that. Typically the solution would be to make a tap VPN and bridge that to your LAN, but last I knew, iOS did not support tap mode for OpenVPN.

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