All posts for the month August, 2013

A customer of mine, recently asked me to look into a problem with his SNOM OpenVPN enabled
handsets, they were working – just had an annoying “VPN:Error” message at the bottom of the
screen, it seems to be that the fix is to declare the device as a tun0, but make sure that
the device type is tap (yes yes I know tap / bridging is not exactly ideal but the customer
wanted it this way).

Anyhow all fixed now and the config is posted below :-

# It's a client config
# The device is called tun0
dev tun0
# However it's a tap device - just happens to be called tun0
dev-type tap
# UDP / Endpoint / Port
proto udp
remote 1194
# Other bits
resolv-retry infinite
# Certificates go here - note the "/openvpn/" this has to be in place.
ca /openvpn/ca.crt
cert /openvpn/voip.crt
key /openvpn/voip-key.key
ns-cert-type server
# turn on compression
# Set log file verbosity.
#verb 5
# Silence repeating messages
key-method 2
ping 10
ping-restart 60