OpenOSPF over OpenVPN Tunnels - is it possible



  • Hi there,

    i recently installed the OpenOSPF package to my pfSense 1.2.3 (running on a standard x86 rack-server) and wanted to run OSPF over my OpenVPN tunnels. But the only interfaces I'm able to select are WAN (static, located at a DC) and LAN (static, private subnet for IPMI etc.). Is there any workaround to select those OpenVPN tunnels as the working interface for OSPF?

    Regards,

    Tim



  • Did you disable the autogenerated vpn rules and assign the openVPN interface like a normal interface?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It works great. We use it all the time for redundant VPN setups with OpenVPN.

    As GruensFroeschli mentioned, just assign the OpenVPN instances as interfaces (Interfaces > (assign)) and then you can pick them in OpenOSPFd.



  • Hi there,

    thanks for this advice. But then, another problem occurs:

    After running a while (1-2 mins) with OpenOSPF on my tun0 interface, the connectivity stops working, even the tun0 ip is not pingable anymore by the remote side. A any-any rule has been added to the firewall. Anything missing? May the "remote network" be the problem? I could imagine.

    Regards,

    Tim



  • [DONE] SOLVED

    Thanks, found the causing on my own. Did uncheck the "redistribute connected" and disabled to redistribute the public, external IP-range. That's it… Thanks for all your help! :-)


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