OpenVPN Version

HI all

I am currently running FreePBX 2.11 Asterisk 11 and have been having issues with OpenVPN for a few months now.

I have OpenVPN running on FreePBX which was installed through the standard yum repos

I believed I have traced the issue I am having back to a bug in that the iPhone iOS client is causing the OpenVPN server to restart

OpenVPN 2.0.9 is the only version on the Schmooze repo which was from 2010. Would it be possible for the latest rpm to be made available please?

Whoops! I don’t know how that slipped through. I’m pretty sure you’re going to be happy to see this:

Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package openvpn.x86_64 0:2.0.9-1.el6.rf will be updated
---> Package openvpn.x86_64 0:2.3.7-1.el6 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: for package: openvpn-2                                                    .3.7-1.el6.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package pkcs11-helper.x86_64 0:1.11-3.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                Arch            Version              Repository    Size
 openvpn                x86_64          2.3.7-1.el6          pbx          417 k
Installing for dependencies:
 pkcs11-helper          x86_64          1.11-3.el6           pbx           54 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 471 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): openvpn-2.3.7-1.el6.x86_64.rpm                    | 417 kB     00:01
(2/2): pkcs11-helper-1.11-3.el6.x86_64.rpm               |  54 kB     00:00
Total                                           139 kB/s | 471 kB     00:03
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : pkcs11-helper-1.11-3.el6.x86_64                              1/3
  Updating   : openvpn-2.3.7-1.el6.x86_64                                   2/3
  Cleanup    : openvpn-2.0.9-1.el6.rf.x86_64                                3/3
  Verifying  : pkcs11-helper-1.11-3.el6.x86_64                              1/3
  Verifying  : openvpn-2.3.7-1.el6.x86_64                                   2/3
  Verifying  : openvpn-2.0.9-1.el6.rf.x86_64                                3/3

Dependency Installed:
  pkcs11-helper.x86_64 0:1.11-3.el6

  openvpn.x86_64 0:2.3.7-1.el6


I believe this thread should be in Commercial or distro, not general (because it isn’t) , no?

It’s not commercial… Um, I guess distro. I’ll move it.

Perhaps not commercial, but surely wrapped up in “sysadmin” here. no?

For the “unsupported by Shmooze guys and gals”, it has always worked fine in linux, you just gotta RTFM.

I’ve ran a yum clean all then yum install openvpn but it’s still saying I have the latest version!

[[email protected] ~]# yum install openvpn
Loaded plugins: dellsysid, fastestmirror, kmod
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Setting up Install Process
Package openvpn-2.0.9-1.el6.rf.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

At a guess your distro isn’t up to date. You should be on 12.65

I am currently on 2.11 which took a long time to set up for our needs. Having just completed a move from a 300 extension Alcatel based system I’m letting the dust settle before I start fiddling with it again

At the moment ‘it just works’

I’m probably years away before upgrading.

Is there no chance that this could be added to the 2.11 repos?

or would it be possible to manually download the two rpm’s and install manually?


No, they’re all in security-fixes-only mode. Sorry.

I’m also worried about how far out of date your system is. I strongly urge you to upgrade your distro (you don’t need to upgrade FreePBX as well, but you should).

Saying that, if you REALLY feel unable to update, you can get it from the standard SHMZ repo, from /etc/yum.repos.d/FreePBX.repo - specifically,


It will be updated but not anytime soon due to other commitments and I would need to run these updates on test machines before I did it live. It’s a pretty major thing to do and with past experience not always flawless