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After following this guide and connecting to the VPN Server, I get the following error:

Sat Mar 06 19:43:08 2010 us=127000 NOTE: failed to obtain options consistency info from peer -- this could occur if the remote peer is running a version of OpenVPN before 1.5-beta8 or if there is a network connectivity problem, and will not necessarily prevent OpenVPN from running (0 bytes received from peer, 0 bytes authenticated data channel traffic) -- you can disable the options consistency check with --disable-occ.

I am using Archlinux and installed openvpn with Pacman.

I want to acheive the following: Connect to the VPN Server, being able to route certain made up hosts through it.

Is this possible?

openvpn --version gives me the following

openvpn --version
OpenVPN 2.1.1 i686-pc-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] built on Jan 31 2010
Originally developed by James Yonan
Copyright (C) 2002-2009 OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. <sales@openvpn.net>

Suggestions?

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That guide is flawed, it has the wrong port on the client config, they should both be 1194.

You should fix that, and then run

tcpdump -n port 1194

on the server to verify that packets from the client are even reaching the server.

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Ok well that solved the connection problem, but how do I connect to things using that tunnel? Like RDP ? –  Filip Ekberg Mar 6 '10 at 22:41
    
Also, would this setup allow computers in the VPN-network to communicate? –  Filip Ekberg Mar 6 '10 at 23:31
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@Filip Ekberg, you should probably consider re-asking a followup question about OpenVPN routing. Include some details like IP addresses route tables and a copy of the openvpn config for both yoru client and server. Yes, computers connected via VPN may be able to contact each other. It depends on how you have configured openvpn. –  Zoredache Mar 8 '10 at 1:48
    
yeah, i'd say this issue is resolved, and rather than complicate it by trying to shoehorn the 2nd problem into it, you should make another question about routing/bridging and include all the relevant info. –  Justin Mar 8 '10 at 1:56
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