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Timeout after inactivity

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:25 pm
by raytech70

This is my first post, so please bear with me if this has been asked before... I have OpenVPN AS running on VMWARE Workstation 8.0 and ESX 5, and our connection is great but the client can stay connected forever unless I can tell the system to time them out after, say 30 minutes of inactivity...

Can I do that from with the AS console or should I be disconecting them with a script (we are using the VPN to secure a BackupPC RSYNC transfer and maybe there is a way for me to reboot the client or simply log them out... does the OpenVPN Server or Client software create timeout settings?

What should I do?

Thanks in advance for any advice! I love OpenVPN and the AS is awesome!

--Raymond Ross

Re: Timeout after inactivity

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:54 am
by Mimiko
You can enable OpenVPN management and disconnect client from there manually. Or use a cron job to drop clients. OpnVPN is not intended to have a mechanism to disconnect clients, but rather mantain a permanent connection.