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

John Rose john.aaron.rose at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 16:38:58 UTC 2014


Thanks for the info on Plex & the dpt usage by it below. OpenVPN now 
works for my laptop as the VPN client to my desktop as the VPN server. 
I've used user/password authentication as that looks like the best way 
to use an Android device as a VPN client. I'm using VPN for Android app 
to configure & connect from my Android devices. However, I can't figure 
out how to save profile's details (entered into VPN for Android e.g. 
router internet address, required user & password) let alone how to 
actually start/stop a VPN session! I've emailed VPN for Android's author 
& am awaiting a reply.


On 16/04/14 17:29, Adam Sweet wrote:
> 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.
> That dpt is plex:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1868480
> The rest of the stuff in your mail looked OK, is there anything else not
> working with OpenVPN, or are you just confused about that log message?
> It looks like the laptop firewall is blocking packets from your Plex
> DLNA server coming into port 32412 over your wifi card to a multicast
> address , but it won't be affecting OpenVPN.
> Regards,
> Adam Sweet
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