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Need help

Post by Mariors » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:25 pm

First sorry for my english jajaja
i need help i created for first time a vpn server with openvpn and i can connect from the network,but i can't connect from my home i redirect the port 443 at and de 1194 a the virtual machine, and don't work

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Re: Need help

Post by novaflash » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:26 pm

A very common mistake is that your Access Server is configured to use the private IP and tells VPN clients to connect to that private IP. But that private IP is only reachable from within your network, not from outside of it. To resolve this, you should set the Access Server so that it will tell VPN clients to use the public IP to connect. This is VPN Settings > Network Settings > Host name or IP address. Afterwards you need to reinstall your VPN clients so they use the new address to connect to the server.

It is recommended to use a DNS address that resolves to your public IP where your Access Server can be reached, as that will be more suitable for security purposes (valid SSL certificate in the future) and also if ever your public IP changes you don't need to reinstall your VPN clients.

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