Openvpn connection timing out - > reconnecting; ping-restart



  • Im trying to set up a openvpn - openvpn connection both boxes are 2.0.1-release , but the status on the client shows:
    reconnecting; ping-restart 
    
    Here are the logs from the client:
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    Dec 18 22:11:00 	openvpn[16037]: Inactivity timeout (--ping-restart), restarting
    Dec 18 22:11:00 	openvpn[16037]: SIGUSR1[soft,ping-restart] received, process restarting
    Dec 18 22:11:02 	openvpn[16037]: NOTE: the current --script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts
    Dec 18 22:11:02 	openvpn[16037]: Re-using pre-shared static key
    Dec 18 22:11:02 	openvpn[16037]: Preserving previous TUN/TAP instance: ovpnc1
    Dec 18 22:11:02 	openvpn[16037]: UDPv4 link local (bound): [AF_INET]YYY.YYY.YYY.YYY
    Dec 18 22:11:02 	openvpn[16037]: UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]xx.xx.xx.xx:1194
    Dec 18 22:12:02 	openvpn[16037]: Inactivity timeout (--ping-restart), restarting
    Dec 18 22:12:02 	openvpn[16037]: SIGUSR1[soft,ping-restart] received, process restarting
    Dec 18 22:12:04 	openvpn[16037]: NOTE: the current --script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts
    Dec 18 22:12:04 	openvpn[16037]: Re-using pre-shared static key
    Dec 18 22:12:04 	openvpn[16037]: Preserving previous TUN/TAP instance: ovpnc1
    Dec 18 22:12:04 	openvpn[16037]: UDPv4 link local (bound): [AF_INET]YYY.YYY.YYY.YYY
    Dec 18 22:12:04 	openvpn[16037]: UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]xx.xx.xx.xx:1194
    Dec 18 22:13:04 	openvpn[16037]: Inactivity timeout (--ping-restart), restarting
    Dec 18 22:13:04 	openvpn[16037]: SIGUSR1[soft,ping-restart] received, process restarting
    Dec 18 22:13:06 	openvpn[16037]: NOTE: the current --script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts
    Dec 18 22:13:06 	openvpn[16037]: Re-using pre-shared static key
    Dec 18 22:13:06 	openvpn[16037]: Preserving previous TUN/TAP instance: ovpnc1
    Dec 18 22:13:06 	openvpn[16037]: UDPv4 link local (bound): [AF_INET]YYY.YYY.YYY.YYY
    Dec 18 22:13:06 	openvpn[16037]: UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]xx.xx.xx.xx:1194
    

    Thanks



  • you either have a network connectivity problem or you're trying to connect two clients to the same server instance in a type of config that doesn't support doing so and they're knocking each other offline over and over.



  • Is there a way to rule out the first option?

    Thanks



  • logs should show gateways going offline on either side


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Given that none of those log entries indicate it fully established a connection, I'd say you're either pointing it at the wrong server IP, the firewall rules on the server end are blocking the traffic, or something in between is blocking the traffic.


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