Adding route/rules to allow access to VPN client
I have a number of embedded devices running the OpenVPN client and a small piece of software. These clients also serve up a webpage with status information. I have a VK-T40E that has been configured to run the OpenVPN server.
I have everything setup successfully, and the clients are calling hope and authenticating.
I would like to get to the web page that is on each device from the local LAN that the VK-T40E is on.
I am using the VK-T40E as my router, and have set my gateway to it's LAN ip. My LAN is 192.168.80.0/24 and my OpenVPN network is 192.168.45.0/24.
I would like to be able to get to the 192.168.45.0 network from the 192.168.80.0 network. Could someone perhaps shed some light as to how I should go about this? Here is my entry for the LAN:
And for OpenVPN:
I'm at a bit of a loss here, so any assistance on where to start looking would be great.
If the clients are connected the web pages should be accessible with the given rules. Aren't they?
What's the particular problem?
It would be a good idea to give predefined IPs to the clients, so you can reach each client with a definite IP.
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I'm curious why you blocked out the source on your LAN rule. Assuming your LAN rule has "LAN net" as the source it's redundant. The default "LAN net"/any rule should allow access to your tunnel network.
e.g. my tunnel network is 10.0.90.0/24 and when I connect to the VPN from work, I can access all LAN resources… conversely, when I go home I can also access my work PC in the 10.0.90.0/24 network from my LAN.
You've stated what you want, but unless I missed it, you haven't stated whether what you want is working or not. Have you even tried it?
Check the dashboard for the Virtual IP's from your connected clients, they should have an IP in the 192.168.45.0/24 range and you should be able to ping them and connect to any open port.
All this is assuming the server is configured properly, the routing is in place and there is no firewall on the remote devices blocking connections.
If you cannot ping your devices, post a network map and post your openvpn config (server1.conf).
Here is my server config:
dev ovpns1 dev-type tun tun-ipv6 dev-node /dev/tun1 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 client-connect /usr/local/sbin/openvpn.attributes.sh client-disconnect /usr/local/sbin/openvpn.attributes.sh local 184.108.40.206 tls-server server 192.168.45.0 255.255.255.0 client-config-dir /var/etc/openvpn-csc username-as-common-name auth-user-pass-verify /var/etc/openvpn/server1.php via-env tls-verify /var/etc/openvpn/server1.tls-verify.php lport 1194 management /var/etc/openvpn/server1.sock unix max-clients 100 push "route 192.168.80.0 255.255.255.0" push "dhcp-option DOMAIN <redacted>.vpn" client-to-client duplicate-cn ca /var/etc/openvpn/server1.ca cert /var/etc/openvpn/server1.cert key /var/etc/openvpn/server1.key dh /etc/dh-parameters.1024 tls-auth /var/etc/openvpn/server1.tls-auth 0 comp-lzo topology subnet</redacted>
Here is my client config:
dev tun persist-tun persist-key cipher AES-128-CBC auth SHA1 tls-client client resolv-retry infinite remote <redacted><redacted>udp lport 0 verify-x509-name "<redacted>" name auth-user-pass <redacted>.pass pkcs12 <redacted>.p12 tls-auth <redacted>.key 1 ns-cert-type server comp-lzo keepalive 10 30</redacted></redacted></redacted></redacted></redacted></redacted>
Clients call in fine, and i can ping them from the
Diagnostics: Execute commandpage. I can even get the http response using telnet when ssh'd into the pfsense box. What I can not do is ping the clients from my LAN network.
I would like to get to the 45.x clients from the 80.x network. I believe this is a route issue, and not an OpenVPN issue. Any additional insight is greatly appreciated.
The rules at LAN interface have to allow access from LAN host to the VPN client. Since you don't show us the hole rule set, we cannot gauge.
The next point is the route. If the pfSenses LAN IP is set as default gateway on the LAN machines the VPN clients should be reachable, otherwise you have to set the route.
If you are unsure show us the routing table of the LAN machine an tell us the pfSenses LAN IP.
Thank you very much for sticking with me here.
I have WAN, DEMO and OPENVPNINTERFACE for my three interfaces.
DEMO has an IP of 192.168.30.254, with DHCP for 192.168.30.10->192.168.30.250
I have set the rules for DEMO to the following:
I have set the rules for OPENVPNINTERFACE to the following:
The rules for OpenVPN:
I have turned on logging on, and can see that my laptop, 192.168.30.26, is being allowed to 192.168.45.2 (vpn client).
I have confirmed that the service (ssh in this case) is running on the client. I am not thinking that this may be a openvpn client configuration issue?? That maybe it isn't allowing connections via the tun0 adapter?
What's the OPENVPNINTERFACE? Have you assigned an interface to the OpenVPN server? That's not necessary for your needs.
You will need that for routing issues only.
It appears that this was an issue with the clients being on the same network as the DEMO lan (the clients have more than one network adapter). After I moved them to a different network, everything worked as expected.
Thanks for assisting. This is resolved.