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OpenVPN Cookbook - Second Edition by Jan Just Keijser

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Troubleshooting network connectivity

This recipe will focus on the type of log messages that are typically seen when the OpenVPN configurations are fine, but the network connectivity is not. In most cases, this is due to a firewall blocking access to either the server or the client. In this recipe, we explicitly block access to the server and then try to connect to it.

Getting ready

Set up the client and server certificates using the first recipe from Chapter 2Client-server IP-only Networks. For this recipe, the server computer was running CentOS 6 Linux and OpenVPN 2.3.11, and the client was running Fedora 22 Linux and OpenVPN 2.3.11. Keep the client configuration file, basic-udp-client.conf, handy along with the configuration file, basic-udp-server.conf ...

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