[Wolves] OpenVPN under Ubuntu on both its server & client

John Rose john.aaron.rose at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 12:09:51 UTC 2014


I don't know what a Roku streaming box is let alone have one. The only 
thing that I can think of that might cause this is that I have installed 
Plex Media Server in order to play single video files from my 
laptop/desktop to my new Sony TV. I've given the TV a fixed ip address 
on my home network (i.e. configured my router). I haven't had any 
success yet with Plex as it doesn't even want to see my home Videos 
folder even though it has permsissions for Others to access it & files 
on it have Others' read access. I've tried using minidlna & failed with 
it. Any ideas for another ap to do this job?

I don't understand what you mean by routing in the OpenVPN config. I 
haven't put any route parameters in either the server.conf or the 
client.conf files. I'm not using a proxy server on either PC and I only 
want to use Firefox for secure internet banking.


On 15/04/14 12:57, Chris Ellis wrote:
> Hi John
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM, John Rose <john.aaron.rose at gmail.com 
> <mailto:john.aaron.rose at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I'm using OpenVPN to setup a VPN server on a desktop with the
>     client on a laptop also using OpenVPN. Both machines are Ubuntu
>     Precise Desktop. All that I want to do is to access website
>     securely using OpenVPN when away from home by leaving the desktop
>     switched on. I've followed the Ubuntu Community Guide for OpenVPN
>     on a Ubuntu Server and everyting is OK except for a line on the
>     client's /var/log/syslog repeated many times: shown at end of this
>     message. Any ideas?
>     <snip>
>     However, the last line of the client's /var/log/syslog is repeated
>     many times and is:
>     Apr 15 11:54:53 JudithLaptop kernel: [136090.793598] [UFW BLOCK]
>     IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=49
>     TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=41113 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=56556 DPT=32412
>     LEN=29
>     I don't understand why these ports (56556 & 32412) on the client
>     are used. Please explain.
> This looks to be some form of Multicast: group address, 
> from on the wireless interface.  As such, it looks 
> unrelated to OpenVPN.  Do you have a Roku streaming box on your 
> network? or similar devices.  Or it could be some form of zero-conf 
> protocol.
> What routing are you pushing out in the OpenVPN config?
>     -- 
>     Regards,
>     John
> Regards,
> Chris
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