[lug] OpenVPN questions using AWS EC2 instance

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Sat Sep 9 14:24:22 MDT 2017

I'm travelling and forgot to put the most recent keys on this system so I
couldn't log in to check the forwarding flag. Opening up the firewall to
allow all inbound TCP connections only required my AWS credentials but no
joy. :-(

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:35 PM, Lee Woodworth <blug-mail at duboulder.com>

> On 09/07/2017 08:45 AM, Bear Giles wrote:
> ...
>  2. that's one reason why I would prefer to use the AWS VPN over the DO
> VPN,
>  at least at times. With the proper routing I should be able to directly
>  access those other hosts via the OpenVPN connection. In this case my main
> You mention routing so maybe this might help, it has bitten me:
>    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/<tunif>/forwarding
> iptables rules and routing were correct but the packets went into a black
> hole
> because forwarding wasn't enabled.
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