Open VPN Client Satus Problem



  • Hi I am using pfsense 2.0.3-PRERELEASE. When I open the page Status > Services, the ovpn client status is down, but the open vpn client is up. How can I solve this problem?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    What exactly does the OpenVPN status screen show? (Screenshot is best)
    Does it show down on both sides of the connection? Or just one?

    Is it SSL/TLS with a /30 tunnel network, SSL/TLS with a larger tunnel network, Shared key, etc?

    Need a lot more info to go on.



  • Hi Thanks for your reply

    Yes is SSL/TLS client.

    I show you parameters and status using the attached images.











  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That indicates that the process isn't running, and can't be reached through the management daemon (which typically also means the process is not running)

    Given that I really doubt it's actually working.

    I have a 2.0.3 VM here and the status shows fine for shared key and SSL/TLS clients for me.



  • For me the process is running, but the status is wrong because I connect to that machine through the vpn address. That place has little bandwith.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    check this:

    ps uxawww | grep openvpn

    ls -l /var/run/openvpn*

    ls -l /var/etc/openvpn*

    If it can't contact the management daemon, it's not running properly or as expected. It works fine with a stock config, so it's also possible that one of your advanced option entries is causing the status to fail.



  • I have execute these commands:

    1. ps uxawww | grep openvpn

    root  19730  0.0  1.5  5116  3740  ??  RNs  Sat12PM  0:46.99 /usr/local/sbin/openvpn –config /var/etc/openvpn/client1.conf
    root  55892  0.0  0.5  3524  1200  0  R+  10:26PM  0:00.01 grep openvpn

    1. ls -l /var/run/openvpn*
      -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  6 Feb 23 12:12 /var/run/openvpn_client1.pid

    2. ls -l /var/etc/openvpn*
      /var/etc/openvpn:
      total 10
      -rw-------  1 root  wheel  662 Feb 23 12:12 client1.ca
      -rw-------  1 root  wheel  672 Feb 23 12:12 client1.cert
      -rw-------  1 root  wheel  643 Feb 23 12:12 client1.conf
      -rw-------  1 root  wheel  898 Feb 23 12:12 client1.key
      srwxrwxrwx  1 root  wheel    0 Feb 23 12:12 client1.sock
      -rw-------  1 root  wheel  618 Feb 23 12:12 client1.tls-auth

    /var/etc/openvpn-csc:
    total 0



  • My example of this "feature" is at http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,59464.0.html
    I have noticed it with both Peer-to-peer shared key and SSL/TLS links every now and then. I saw it just now and managed to gather some data.


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