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I have setup a tunneling VPN between two machine. One end is (server), the other end is ( The network mask of the distant site is, ie the server has two network interfaces :

On linux, I have access to the address if I do the following in the config file:

#ifconfig directive

On Windows 7, the same config file, launched as administrator is also establishing the route according to openvpn log :

Tue Oct 12 09:24:16 2010 Peer Connection Initiated with xx.xx.xx.xx:yyyy
Tue Oct 12 09:24:22 2010 TEST ROUTES: 1/1 succeeded len=1 ret=1 a=0 u/d=up
Tue Oct 12 09:24:22 2010 C:\WINDOWS\system32\route.exe ADD MASK
Tue Oct 12 09:24:22 2010 ROUTE: CreateIpForwardEntry succeeded with dwForwardMetric1=30 and dwForwardType=4
Tue Oct 12 09:24:22 2010 Route addition via IPAPI succeeded [adaptive]
Tue Oct 12 09:24:22 2010 Initialization Sequence Completed

But when I try to ping, it does not work, and if I try http://192.168.1123.114/ it does not work either, but it works with

How can I make the routing directive effective ?

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you've run into a routing quirk when using windows compared to using Linux ; try


i.e. change the remote endpoint; windows seems to want to have the actual remote endpoint for a route to work, whereas Linux/UNIX want the IP address of the interface.



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You are right, Thank you ! – shodanex Oct 12 '10 at 9:02

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