OpenVPN - GUI settings

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PatrickC
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OpenVPN - GUI settings

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I set up OpenVPN, and was able to connect to my internal network. However, I was unable to connect to the 'outside' world. It turned out that the OpenVPN client (Android S8) was unable to resolve DNS. I needed to add an option to the server.conf file.

push "dhcp-option DNS 8.8.8.8"

However anytime I save anything on the OpenVPN screen, these settings are erased. (need to SSH back to router and edit the file again)

I would like to see on the GUI, a way too add extra values to the server.conf file.

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Re: OpenVPN - GUI settings

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So your OpenVPN server and client are both on the local LAN?

If so why?

PatrickC
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Re: OpenVPN - GUI settings

Post by PatrickC »

No.. However the OpenVPN router/server is sitting behind another 'DMZ' router. The VPN traffic is forwarded to the inner router.

Internet--->FW1 (DMZ)--->FW2 (OpenVPN - internal network).

I can connect to the VPN service over a cellular, so know I'm not on my internal network.

--Patrick

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