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Re (3): error message from openvpn & postmortem.

>From my original message.
> Nothing obvious, but shouldn't traceroute get a route?

From:	Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com>
Date:	Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:39:20 -0700
> That does look suspicious.  But to me it looks suspiciously like
> packets are getting dropped by a firewall and you already checked
> that they weren't.

The problem with OpenVPN was self-inflicted.  I might blame it on the ISP 
but really I should have remembered the setting in /etc/default/openvpn.
This is a summary.
* November 14 and 15, updated the system.  Also made some configuration 
  adjustments aiming to make local name resolution work again.
* November 15, about 13:30 hrs my ISP inadvertently disconnected the cable.
* That afternoon and the next day I spent several hours in discussion with 
  the ISP and hunting for a problem in my system.
* November 18, returned to work.  To prevent Dalton from hammering at 
  the tunnel I shut it off in /etc/default/openvpn ... and quickly forgot it.
* November 20, returned home and found the Internet connection still 
  not working.
* November 23, local staff reconnected the cable.
* November 28, at home again, read your troubleshooting suggestions and 
  and did the tests.
* November 30, returned to work, found OpenVPN disabled, turned it on 
  and had the tunnel working again.  Whew!
Still wondering how traceroute fails but the tunnel works.
root@dalton:~# traceroute -p 1194 -P udp joule.yi.org
traceroute to joule.yi.org (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1  * * *
 2  * * *
root@dalton:~# ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=18.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=12.4 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=17.3 ms
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 12.453/15.973/18.108/2.512 ms
Thanks for the help.  Your advice wasn't wasted.

               ... Peter E.

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