VPN server connection error

Currently reading
VPN server connection error

1,316
573
NAS
DS1019+ : DS216+II : DS118 : DS120j : APC Back UPS ES 700 — Mac/iOS user
Today I had a weird problem. I was connected as usual to my NAS via OpenVPN, all is fine. Disconnected, went away for about 20 minutes, came back to my iPad and tried to connect and I kept getting the error message below.

3BB0FD2D-8533-4AA4-B225-CB1ECBD58EEF.jpeg


Luckily I still have access over https/DDNS, so I tried that and I was able to login. Checked VPN server and I couldn’t find anything wrong. Restarted VPN server and tried again. Same error message. I tried both, the official OpenVPN and Passpartout clients to no avail. Tried from my iPhone. Same error message.

While on the edge of my seat (thousands of miles away), I clicked restart (the NAS). I was glad when the system came up and OpenVPN worked!
Always leave yourself an alternate access in case something like this happens.

The only thing that changed is that I started using Passpartout for the past few days. Coincidence or not, only time will tell. I will continue using it and see.

Sadly, I was at 89 days uptime :)
 

fredbert

Moderator
NAS Support
Subscriber
1,310
550
Operating system
macOS
Mobile operating system
iOS
Hmm. I have seen [once] stopping and starting (safely on LAN) OpenVPN server using the portal didn't always release the network port, it needed a reboot to get it working again. I forget if this was on SRM or DSM.

It's for this reason that I keep L2TP/IPsec running on DSM too. Plus SSL-VPN on SRM.

And now I'm beating you on uptime, just ;)
 
839
286
NAS
DS418play, DS213j, DSM 7.0.1-14401
I have seen [once] stopping and starting (safely on LAN) OpenVPN server using the portal didn't always release the network port, it needed a reboot to get it working again. I
This avoids a reboot to release 1194...
Code:
> sudo netstat -tulpn | grep 1194

> sudo /bin/kill PIDNUMBER
 
1,316
573
NAS
DS1019+ : DS216+II : DS118 : DS120j : APC Back UPS ES 700 — Mac/iOS user
And now I'm beating you on uptime, just ;)
Yes you’re :)

But I’m sure your tinkering habits will get the best of you and you’ll need to restart soon :)
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Welcome to SynoForum.com!

SynoForum.com is an unofficial Synology forum for NAS owners and enthusiasts.

Registration is free, easy and fast!

Trending threads

Top