OpenVPN presistant tunnel - How often is a connection checked?

  • Hi everyone,

    I want to know if there is a parameter on both the SERVER side and the CLIENT side to retry OpenVPN connection if it breaks. I know of "persist-key" and "persist-tun" but it doesn't tell me how many seconds it takes to try a connection or a re-connection.

    Do I even need that? I guess if someone can explain OpenVPN technology connection part to



    # The keepalive directive causes ping-like
    # messages to be sent back and forth over
    # the link so that each side knows when
    # the other side has gone down.
    # Ping every 10 seconds, assume that remote
    # peer is down if no ping received during
    # a 120 second time period.
    keepalive 10 120

  • Thanks for that.

    To complicate this, is there any feature within OpenVPN that would allow me to run a script if a PING is responded? Say something that would alarm me in time to check the issue?


  • Sorry, in this way I cannot help you. :(

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