VPN disconnects ping-restart

  • Open VPN is working great on my 1.2.2 pfsense firewall.  However the connection for my road warriors will Not stay connected.  Does anyone have any idea for how I can either disable ping-restart or adjust the settings to be more forgiving?

    Tue Oct 20 12:08:54 2009 us=662134 [server] Inactivity timeout (–ping-restart), restarting
    Tue Oct 20 12:08:54 2009 us=662603 TCP/UDP: Closing socket
    Tue Oct 20 12:08:54 2009 us=662715 SIGUSR1[soft,ping-restart] received, process restarting
    Tue Oct 20 12:08:54 2009 us=662730 Restart pause, 2 second(s)
    Tue Oct 20 12:08:56 2009 us=663310 Re-using SSL/TLS context
    Tue Oct 20 12:08:56 2009 us=663397 LZO compression initialized


  • I disabled compression on the server and client. This appears to have resolved the issue with the VPN bouncing.  I wish I knew why compression was causing the problem…it would be nice to have.

    I also lengthened the keepalive to 'keepalive 10 120' on the server.


    Thought I had this fixed...but it is doing the same thing as before.  Down every 2 minutes (hence the 120sec timeout).  Still yet to determine why the link will not stay up...even with traffic across it.

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