SOLVED: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

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Re: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

Postby bigfoot65 » Wed May 17, 2017 5:50 am

Glad to hear it's now resolved.

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Re: SOLVED: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

Postby chayes874 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:23 pm

This problem is back. I had a power outage here on 9/2 which caused my modem to cycle and a new IP addresses to be assigned. After this happened, I got messages from OpenVPN clients that they could no longer connect to the server using OpenVPN. Investigating it on my end, I see that the IP address that the OpenVPN client is trying to connect to is an old address.

Last time, I was told that an update on your side broke something with Dynamic DNS for Amahi 8. I haven't upgraded yet and was planning to push through on 8 until October when it will be a quieter time for my little server. Let me know if I need to update my system immediately or if you can resolve this on your side. Thanks, again!

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Re: SOLVED: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

Postby bigfoot65 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:14 pm

Let me know if I need to update my system immediately or if you can resolve this on your side. Thanks, again!
It would be best if you upgraded on your side.

It would be quicker and you then will be on a supported version.
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Re: SOLVED: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

Postby chayes874 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:31 am

Okay, I completed the upgrade to 10 and it appears to be working. I had a lot of things to work through, but I finally got there. I just sent out the updated certificates to my users and they'll let me know if this was really a successful upgrade. A couple of things...

I didn't see easyrsa included with the OpenVPN install. I think it was previously. I ended up installing 10 on a new SSD and copying some of what I needed from my old SSD with 8 installed. One of the things I copied was easyrsa so I could produce custom certificates. In general, I follow this procedure - https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... nVPN-Howto

I used to be able to keep track of VPN connections by using "cat var/log/messages | grep VPN | grep authentication | grep Username". That messages log is no longer there. Where did it go in 10?

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Re: SOLVED: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

Postby chayes874 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:54 pm

FYI - figured out the log file question I had. Replace "cat var/log/messages" with "journalctl". Things seem to be running well.

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Re: SOLVED: OpenVPN broken after running over a year

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:42 am

Good to hear.
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