We have an OpenVPN connection for our employees to use with their laptops when they are abroad.
I'd like to be able to test the OpenVPN connection on the employee's laptop(s) when I am setting it up for them. However, I've noticed that I can't make a successful OpenVPN connection while I'm inside the network (it sounds like a silly concept). Of course I'm able to successfully make the OpenVPN connection when I'm outside the network. I figure this is just some limitation of OpenVPN maybe because why would you want to create an OpenVPN connection if you are already on the network?.
Are there any tricks or methods to testing the OpenVPN clients and their connections from inside the network?
Is it possible to somehow create an OpenVPN connection to some outside location and then make a 2nd OpenVPN connection back into your network?