OpenVPN offers several options to monitor the clients connected to a server. The most commonly used method is using a status file. This recipe will show how to use and read the OpenVPN's status file.
We use the following network layout:
This recipe uses the PKI files created in the first recipe of this chapter. In this recipe, the server computer was running CentOS 5 Linux and OpenVPN 2.1.1. The first client was running Fedora 12 Linux and OpenVPN 2.1.1. The second client was running Windows XP SP3 and OpenVPN 2.1.1. For the Linux server, keep the server configuration file
basic-udp-server.conf from the recipe ...