can't see server machine after running bridge start script

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can't see server machine after running bridge start script

Post by clecol » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:16 pm

Hey all,
I'm trying to get a Ubuntu 10.04 openvpn server up and running. My server is behind a router where it has a fixed IP address of The router has been configured to port forward ports 22 (for ssh) and 1194 (vpn) through to that address. When the machine boots up normally, I can ssh into the machine from the outside world and everything is good until I run the bridge_start script modified from here ... dging.html:

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for t in $tap; do
    openvpn --mktun --dev $t

brctl addbr $br
brctl addif $br $eth

for t in $tap; do
    brctl addif $br $t

for t in $tap; do
    ifconfig $t promisc up

ifconfig $eth promisc up

ifconfig $br $eth_ip netmask $eth_netmask broadcast $eth_broadcast
When I run that script, I can't ssh into the server anymore...but I can't seem to get the iptables correct as to allow traffic to flow through as intended :( Any gurus out there have any advice?

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Re: can't see server machine after running bridge start scri

Post by krzee » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:52 am

does the machine still have a gateway when you run your script? it could be as simple as adding a line to the script to re-add your gateway.

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