Ensuring Client Connects To Same IP On Start

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shawntanderson
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Ensuring Client Connects To Same IP On Start

Post by shawntanderson » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:35 pm

I'm new to the openVPN community, so forgive me if my questions is redundant. I have a VPN server setup on a pfSense router and need to share a few directories from one Windows 10 client box to others that connect to the VPN remotely. They are running a software that needs to pull certain configuration files from these directories, so I need to make sure that the client which serves these directories always connects to the same IP on the VPN, how do I accomplish that? I thought that as long as the client machine was on the VPN I could map those directories using the typical //ComputerName/Directory method, but I realize now I have to use the IP Address instead of computer name, so that is why I need to make sure it always stays the same.

Thanks in advance!

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Pippin
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Re: Ensuring Client Connects To Same IP On Start

Post by Pippin » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:07 pm

This question is better asked on pfsense forum:
https://forum.netgate.com/

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TinCanTech
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Re: Ensuring Client Connects To Same IP On Start

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:49 am

Searching the manual for "fixed IP" solved this for me :mrgreen:

Fun .. now the manual comes in sections ..

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