I have a personal OpenVPN server out on "the tubes". Last week, I was able to connect without incident and with very good performance. This week, when I manage to connect, the client seems to enter a "reboot loop".. the output as follows:
Fri Apr 13 11:20:55 2012 OPTIONS IMPORT: timers and/or timeouts modified Fri Apr 13 11:20:55 2012 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ifconfig/up options modified Fri Apr 13 11:20:55 2012 OPTIONS IMPORT: route options modified Fri Apr 13 11:20:55 2012 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ip-win32 and/or --dhcp-option options modified Fri Apr 13 11:20:55 2012 Preserving previous TUN/TAP instance: tun1 Fri Apr 13 11:20:55 2012 Initialization Sequence Completed **Fri Apr 13 11:21:00 2012 Connection reset, restarting ** Fri Apr 13 11:21:00 2012 TCP/UDP: Closing socket Fri Apr 13 11:21:00 2012 SIGUSR1[soft,connection-reset] received, process restarting Fri Apr 13 11:21:00 2012 Restart pause, 5 second(s)
Every few seconds, this set of messages repeats itself. Note the line I emphasized with the **. Is the local organizations's network I'm on resetting this TCP connection? The funny thing is, I can still connect to my VPN, but it's very, very slow. I think what's happening is that it gets only a few seconds at a time. Has anyone seen anything like this before, is my hypothesis true? If so, what alternatives are there? Using UDP instead of TCP, or perhaps a different port?