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The whole setup works standalone, ex: openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf, remote can ping server, and server can ping the remote

When I start the server with --daemon, the remote client can ping the server and the network behind the server, but the server cannot ping the remote.

Intermediate network:

server's openvpn.conf:

mode server

### network options
port 1194
proto udp
dev tun

### Certificate and key files
ca /etc/easy-rsa/keys/ca.crt
cert /etc/easy-rsa/keys/server.crt
key /etc/easy-rsa/keys/server.key
dh /etc/easy-rsa/keys/dh1024.pem

#push "redirect-gateway def1"
push "route"
push "dhcp-option DNS" # Change this to your router's LAN IP Address

client-config-dir ccd

ifconfig-pool-persist ipp.txt

### (optional) compression (Can be slow)

verb 3
keepalive 10 120

The host is learned after the client connects and shows in logs, when not running as daemon.



Both hosts are on OpenWRT on a TPLink WR-1043ND. Remote host is connected via internet.


The "daemon" doesn't learn the route to 10.20.3.x, as it does when running it directly from the commandline


OpenVPN 2.1.4 mips-openwrt-linux [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] built on Nov 14 2011
Originally developed by James Yonan
Copyright (C) 2002-2010 OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.


I built a vm with this version:

Mon Jul 16 16:49:58 2012 OpenVPN 2.2.1 x86_64-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [MH] [PF_INET6] [IPv6 payload 20110424-2 (2.2RC2)] built on Mar 30 2012

same issue :S

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I could use nohup but there's no build for my arhcitecture – Sirber May 11 '12 at 12:24
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client-config-dir needed a full path

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