Problems with Openvpn Road-warriors - can only make one connection at once



  • I hope somebody can help me.

    I used to generate multiple OpenVPN Road-warriors on IPCOP. With IPCop i could make multiple connections on the same time. I tried that with PFSense. When I create Multiple OpenVPN Server I only can connect one at the time.  In Status Services I see all Openvpn Servers but only one is active. To activate another connection I have to stop the active Server and start the one I want.

    What must I do. What am I doing wrong? Can somebody help me?

    Greetings from sunny Germany



  • Both OpenVPN Servers need different ports.
    Further in the OpenVPN Server config you could enter, how many clients can connect to the VPN Server. (Simultaneaus connections)



  • Thank you for your fast help Nachtfalke, but what I want is something different

    @Nachtfalke:

    1. Both OpenVPN Servers need different ports.
    2. Further in the OpenVPN Server config you could enter, how many clients can connect to the VPN Server. (Simultaneaus connections)

    1. I use different Ports

    Disabled  Protocol / Port  Tunnel Network Description
    NO  UDP / 1194  10.10.11.0/24         jsn test connection 01    
    NO  UDP / 1200  10.10.11.0/24             jsn test connection 02

    2. When I use this do the clients use the same certificates for this server?

    What I'm trying to get is:

    Every costumer has his own certificates
    Every costumers workstation has his own connection and fix ip
    The connections can be made simultaneously

    I had it this way for years with IPCop

    I get this error:

    Client connections for jsn test connection 01 UDP:1194
    Common Name Real Address Virtual Address Connected Since Bytes Sent Bytes Received

    Client connections for jsn test connection 02 UDP:1195
    Common Name Real Address Virtual Address Connected Since Bytes Sent Bytes Received
    [error] Management Daemon Unreachable 0 0 0

    Under services it looks this way:

    Service - Description - Status

    dhcpd - DHCP Service - Running
    dnsmasq - DNS Forwarder - Running
    ntpd - NTP clock sync - Running
    openvpn - OpenVPN server: jsn test connection 02 - Stopped
    openvpn - OpenVPN server: jsn test connection 01 - Running



  • With the certificates I am not sure at all. I created an individual certificate for every client and server. If someone lost his laptop, I could revocate this individual certificate without block all other clients which are using the same certificate.

    The tunnel networks of the both OpenVPN servers need to be different

    10.10.11.0/24 jsn 01
    10.10.12.0/24 jsn 02

    I hope this explains what you wnat !? ;-)



  • Yes it did. The problem was that I used the same network range in IPCop. I tried the same in pfSense. After changing both to a different network rage both openVPN Services were running.

    Thank you very much for your help. It helped me a lot.

    Vielen Dank Nachtfalke :)


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