I can't reach the green network

Hi, I’m connecting to openvpn and pinging only the ipfire server. I can’t access other computers on the green network. Looks like I put everything together well. Ipfire IP


indeed, it seems like you set up OpenVPN correctly.

In the third screenshot, the phrase “client has access to these networks on IPFire’s side” is perhaps a bit misleading: It means the OpenVPN client will be provided with the necessary routing information to the networks in questions, so it can reach them in theory.

However, you still need to configure a firewall rule permitting the kind of traffic (or any traffic, but that’s a bad idea in terms of security) from the OpenVPN network or client to your GREEN network.

Could you try adding such a firewall rule and report back how things go?

Thanks, and best regards,
Peter Müller

Hmmm. I don’t have a special firewall rule for VPN but I can access GREEN, BLUE and ORANGE.

And I can ping devices via IP addresses or via hostName.localdomain.

Not sure if it matters but my Default firewall behaviour are both set to Allowed.

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In the first screen I have Hash Algorithm SHA2 (512),
in the last screen DNS is empty.
No rules, I can connect with openvpn.


oh well. Yes, I was missing this - it’s been a while since I came across an IPFire with this setting. :smiley:

@tgriksas: To ensure the firewall is not causing this, could you please…

  • post a screenshot of your configured firewall rules here or
  • try to contact a PC in the GREEN network via OpenVPN and see if there are hits in the firewall log?

Thanks, sorry for the confusion, and best regards,
Peter Müller

I removed the microtik and plugged in the ipfire as one. That’s the problem. Thanks for the help


ah, I see. Didn’t know a MikroTik router was involved here as well… :slight_smile:

Thanks, and best regards,
Peter Müller