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Re: OpenVPN monitoring?

From: Anthony Griffiths
Subject: Re: OpenVPN monitoring?
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:48:04 +0100

Are you running openvpn as a server or a client? On which OS? and which version? I run openvpn as a client to an outside proxy service and I use monit to re-establish the connection when it goes down. You will need a variation on what follows but you can probably work it out:
in monit.conf I have:
'check file openvpn-client.log with path /home/share/openvpn-client.log
     if match "RESOLVE: Cannot resolve host address" then exec "/root/"'

so in your case you need to work out which log you're using and what the error message is when openvpn dies and modify the above accordingly.

Then create a script (in my case this was /root/ which stops the openvpn connection and restarts it. Make sure the scripts contains a few seconds sleep or delay between stop and start.

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Jonathan Greenberg <address@hidden> wrote:

I've been successful doing simple process monitoring tasks with monit,
but I recently ran into an issue where openvpn seems to "die" without
really crashing -- the symptom is my system networking stops seeing
the outside world and/or my IP reverts back to my "real" IP.  openvpn
is running, but it requires restarting it to get the networking
working again.  I'd like to set up a monitoring tasks that monitors
and restarts openvpn if:
1) No "outside" connectivity is present OR 2) my "outside" IP address
is a specific IP (the non-openvpn one that would show up with e.g.

Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?  Thanks!


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