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Re: OpenVPN setup woes

On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 12:01:13PM +0000, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying, without much success so far, to set up an OpenVPN server on
> my Squeeze VPS.
> I used the howto at
> http://wiki.debian.org/openvpn%20for%20server%20and%20client as my guide.
> However, it appears to be blocked by the firewall on that system:
> Nov 18 11:47:52 vanderhoff kernel: Shorewall:net2fw:DROP:IN=eth0 OUT=
> MAC=00:16:3e:00:00:01:fe:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:08:00 SRC=xx.xx.xx.xx
> DST=yy.yy.yy.yy LEN=42 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=55 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP
> SPT=58626 DPT=1194 LEN=22
> (x and y refer to the server and the local address respectively)
> Due to total lack of experience in configuring a firewall, I'm terrified
> of breaking it, and denying myself access, or worse, letting in miscreants.
> So, can anyone suggest how to proceed from here?
> Cheers,

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