Ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): Destination address required



  • Hi,

    I have setup OpenVPN using two vkt40e both running 2.1.5 each time the OpenVPN server starts it stops again.  I SSHed in and found that it was giving the following error:

    ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): Destination address required

    I followed https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=38605.0 to setup the devices and the config files match.

    Any assistance would be very much appreciated



  • Can you post the sanitized config files so we can see what is going on?

    BTW if you changed mode from tun to tap I found that the server needs a reboot before it works correctly.  Starting and stopping the service did not work, only a full reboot.



  • Thanks for the response BeerCan

    I have tried a full reboot with no luck.  :(

    The end result that I am tying to achieve is a site to site VPN where clients at both sites can communicate cross site.

    Here are the config files:

    Server

    
    dev ovpns1
    dev-type tap
    dev-node /dev/tap1
    writepid /var/run/openvpn_server1.pid
    #user nobody
    #group nobody
    script-security 3
    daemon
    keepalive 10 60
    ping-timer-rem
    persist-tun
    persist-key
    proto udp
    cipher AES-128-CBC
    up /usr/local/sbin/ovpn-linkup
    down /usr/local/sbin/ovpn-linkdown
    local 10.0.0.29
    engine cryptodev
    ifconfig 192.168.71.1 255.255.255.248
    lport 1194
    management /var/etc/openvpn/server1.sock unix
    push "route 192.168.70.0 255.255.255.0"
    route 192.168.72.0 255.255.255.0
    secret /var/etc/openvpn/server1.secret 
    
    

    Client

    
    dev ovpnc1
    dev-type tap
    dev-node /dev/tap1
    writepid /var/run/openvpn_client1.pid
    #user nobody
    #group nobody
    script-security 3
    daemon
    keepalive 10 60
    ping-timer-rem
    persist-tun
    persist-key
    proto udp
    cipher AES-128-CBC
    up /usr/local/sbin/ovpn-linkup
    down /usr/local/sbin/ovpn-linkdown
    local 10.0.0.33
    lport 0
    management /var/etc/openvpn/client1.sock unix
    remote 10.0.0.29 1194
    ifconfig 192.168.71.2 255.255.255.248
    route 192.168.0.70 255.255.255.0
    secret /var/etc/openvpn/client1.secret 
    
    


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