OpenVPN error

  • Hi all,

    I'm relatively new to pfSense, but enjoying setting it up.

    I'm trying to get OpenVPN running using RADIUS from our DC (Windows Server 2008). I have followed a set by step guide from:

    I am setting it up on my iPhone initially as I am within the network on everything else in order to config.

    I am using pfSense 2.1.2.

    When I try to connect, the log says:
    Transport Error: DNS resolve error on 'pfsense.mydomain' for UDP session: Host not found (authoritative)

    I appreciate I'm not giving much information here, but I don't know what information is required, is anyone able to assist please?


  • Use the IP address instead of the hostname for remote host in the client config or add the hostname to your DNS.

  • Thanks, I have it connected via the IP address, but I can't access anything on the LAN.

    I have the tunnel network set to:
    The LAN is:
    And I have set local networks to:

    Any suggestions please?

  • Have you set up an appropriate rule to allow access?
    Firewall > Rules > OpenVPN tab

    If you have you should find out if it's a routing issue or if access is blocked due to missing firewall permissions.

  • Thanks! - Don't know how I missed that.

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