OpenVPN Service Shows As Running Even Though Connection is Down
I've had this happen a ton lately and it's really a pain because it seems like pfSense doesn't know to restart the VPN when the connection goes down.
At some point I get disconnected (as the client) from my VPN provider. The link status shows as "down", however the service is still running. If I try to "restart" the service, it doesn't work. I have to completely stop it and then manually start it to make it work again.
This seems like a bug in pfSense but maybe I just don't have my VPN configured properly. Although this is the same OpenVPN configuration I was using on my old router and it worked just fine.
Please help! I can add screenshots if that will be easier!
I have had the same issues.
There are a number of old threads on this. I find I have to manyually kill the process from the command line and then it'll work.