[Centos] Re: centos] crossposting: OpenVPN on CentOS(RHES clone) and Fedora Core3..some strange things

Wed Jan 12 19:34:48 UTC 2005
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, j p wrote:

> Apologies for the cross-posting to CentOS list (already 
> mailed to OpenVPNlist)..

> 1. rebuilt the CentOS box/applied latest patches..(clone of RHES 3.0)

Why rebuild? -- Also, there is not likely to be anything about 
Fedora Core3 addressed here

> 2. snagged 2.0 rc7 openvpn and compiled (this time pointing to already

Why the latest rather than a prior stable if you are having 
problems?  Basic debugging practice is to alter one variable 
at a time from the last known working configuration.

> 3. same issue, OpenVPN doesn't respond aftrer in production for a
> day..I don't see any log activity
> that stands out..note, I am using TCP instead of UDP..

Why?  UDP is more tested

> 4. only reboot is fixing this issue..

What does high logging under openvpn, or a tcpdump trace 
listing for traffic only on your communication port show?

> 5. anyone successfully using OpenVPN on RedhatEnterprise 3.x or any
> clones of it with out any

I use OpenVPN extensively, on Centos-3 series hosts, and have 
no problems.  It may be useful to build from the files at:
  - and -

which are known to produce a stable and functional VPN mesh

Good luck

-- Russ Herrold