Couple of questions

  • I'm new to this but I believe I'm almost there in setting up an OPENVpn server. I've followed a guide online and can successfully connected to the server. However I was under the impression that once the virtual IP was assigned it would automatically bridge to my LAN network. If I do an arp -a I can see both networks but I can't ping anything on my LAN?

    Have I done something wrong somewhere?

    Also one other thing I wasn't sure of and if it would make a difference or not, but I setup this up using the OPT1 interface rather than my WAN interface. I've noticed most of the guides on here have it on the WAN interface.

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    OpenVPN is routed by default.  Bridging is possible but not the recommended method.

    You need to set it up on the interface that incoming connections will arrive on.

    If you can see both networks' ARP entries then your networks are on the same broadcast domain and don't need a VPN at all and is probably misconfigured.  Look at the diagram in my sig.  Remote access devices should be able to access Host A1 over OpenVPN.

    If you can't test the VPN from outside, you can certainly set up a Remote Access server listening on OPT1 with firewall rules similar to a WAN (like just passing the OpenVPN server port and nothing else), and let OPT1 clients (Like Host A2) connect OpenVPN and access LAN resources that way.

  • Thanks mate, sorted it.

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