OpenVPN lan2lan does not route the remote network

  • Hi.
    I setted up an OpenVPN lan2lan connection between 2 pfSense hosts.
    The client is pfSense 2.1.1 and the server is 2.2.2.
    I correctly setted up the remote networks on the client and the local and remote networks on the server.
    The client can access to all server's local networks, but the server cannot reach the client's local LAN.
    On the server i haven't the route to the client's local network, and if I try to traceroute it I see that it tries to go through the default gateway (WAN).
    Have I to create a static route on the server?
    Thank you very much!

  • Post a screenshot of your server and client setup screens.

    The creation of the necessary route should be automatic when you create the OpenVpn server under 2.2.2

    Any chance of updating the 2.1.1 box up to 2.2.2?
    Shouldn't really matter, but it's another variable to eliminate.

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Or at least 2.1.5.

  • Thank you very much for your answer!
    An upgrade is planned for the next month.
    Now I restarted the VPN and the routes works both ways…  :o :o :o

  • Never gives one much confidence when things "just start working", but I hate to argue with success!

    That said, I've had a few scenarios while debugging OpenVpn issues that required a "hard restart" of the OpenVPN server (find and kill the process or reboot the box).

    If learned over the years to be a little more diligent with checking the OpenVPN changes I make to ensure they actually get applied when I think they do.

    Glad you got it up and running.

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