Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue Sep 5 08:53:32 UTC 2017

On Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:33:38 -0700
Doug Hardie <bc979 at> wrote:

> Thanks for the info.  I am making headway on this.  I used the
> server.conf file and after a bit of horsing around with the key file, I
> got a connection to work.  However, there are still some routing issues
> from the client to local machines.  While everything works well with IP
> addresses, DNS is an issue.  Ios is still going to the internet for DNS.

	That is easily fixed, you'll want a line like this in your openvpn

push "dhcp-option DNS"

	Obviously change the IP address to wherever your DNS server is.

> I need to be able to tell it to "drop" the internet connection for
> everything (except connectivity) and use the VPN or to use the VPN for
> DNS.  I am using routing, but wonder if bridging might be a better

	The latter (VPN for DNS) is usually the best approach, there's a
lot to be said for only putting traffic over the VPN that needs to go there.

> approach.

	Bridging is rarely the best option.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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