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aselby

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Post by aselby » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:55 am
I'm trying to find a OpenVPN client that acts like DirectAccess. I have the standard openVPN client working on my network, I have downloaded and install this client and it looks like it has potential but I've got a couple of issues to get worked out.

I get this message in the openvpn log sometimes, the client says its connected but my connection doesn't work. This is in the detail logs:

Mar 30 09:04:53: Initialization Sequence Completed With Errors ( see http://openvpn.net/faq.html#dhcpclientserv )

I would get that every once in the openvpn client but reconnecting once would fix that, I was hoping your client would try and reconnect when that happened.

Also with the openvpn client, when a laptop is connected and moves from outside the network to inside the network I would have issues where the routing table would not clear and the client wouldn't have any internet connection at all.

I have a rule on my firewall that blocks openVPN connections from inside the network, but that causes issues.

What I want in the end is a openVPN client that is constantly connected when not on the network and not connected when in the network, we have about 100 clients, so I would also like a way to deploy that over all the clients with our ovpn connection, and cert.


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I tried it this morning in the office and it worked great, expect the laptop I was using had a old wireless key so it didn't join the work network fast enough for velocity so it popped up a disconnected notice (which I checked the box to disable) but when I joined the wireless network it didn't try to reconnect again which is going to be important. Bascily I need it to constantly try to connect

Eric

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Post by Eric » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:10 pm
Hi aselby,
I get this message in the openvpn log sometimes, the client says its connected but my connection doesn't work. This is in the detail logs:

Mar 30 09:04:53: Initialization Sequence Completed With Errors ( see http://openvpn.net/faq.html#dhcpclientserv )
If this problem occurs regularly, please try adding the following command to the Advanced Command area of your configuration in Viscosity:

ip-win32 netsh

This forces OpenVPN to set details manually instead of relying on dhcp. If this does not help, we will need a copy of your entire log to try and see what is causing the issue.
Also with the openvpn client, when a laptop is connected and moves from outside the network to inside the network I would have issues where the routing table would not clear and the client wouldn't have any internet connection at all.
Are you disconnecting the connection or putting the laptop to sleep when you change networks? Simply disconnecting Viscosity should reset your routes to the way they were. Unfortunately Viscosity is not going to know the difference between your internal and external networks. If you have a way you can detect them in a script or program though, you can instruct Viscosity to disconnect by running "Viscosity.exe disconnect <connection name>". The next version of Viscosity will support the option to "disconnect all".

If you are wishing to create a connection bundle, Viscosity also supports this. Please see the following for more information on that - http://www.sparklabs.com/support/viswin ... viscosity/
I tried it this morning in the office and it worked great, expect the laptop I was using had a old wireless key so it didn't join the work network fast enough for velocity so it popped up a disconnected notice (which I checked the box to disable) but when I joined the wireless network it didn't try to reconnect again which is going to be important. Bascily I need it to constantly try to connect
This is still being worked on and is intended on being fixed for the next release.

Regards,

Eric
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aselby

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Post by aselby » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:42 am
Any idea when that verison will be coming out ?

Eric

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Post by Eric » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:16 am
Hi aselby,

1.4.4 was released a few hours ago. You should be able to update to it or download it from our website - http://www.sparklabs.com/viscosity/download

Regards,

Eric
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