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

Chris Ellis chris at intrbiz.com
Tue Apr 15 12:23:47 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:09 PM, John Rose <john.aaron.rose at gmail.com>wrote:

>  Chris,
> 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?

Sorry don't know much about DLNA etc.  Roku was thrown up by Google for
that Multicast address.

> 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.

I was wondering if you were pushing all traffic down the VPN or similar
(redirect default route option), but it doesn't seem important now.

> Regards,
> John
> 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>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
> Chris
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