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The OpenVPN Status page on the pfSense shows the following error:

[error] Management Daemon Unreachable

Disabling then enabling the configured VPN does not resolve this. How do you restart the daemon?

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In my case, the openvpn daemon was dying on a bad CRL file. I've consoled into the pfsense, commented the #daemon option in the conf file and started the service manually to identify the error:

/usr/local/sbin/openvpn --config /var/etc/openvpn/server1.conf

For restarts, you can always kill this process and start it from the console.

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