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I'm trying to set up my desktop running Ubuntu 11.10 to connect to my OpenVPN server in bridge mode. I have my client configuration file set up like so:

remote [omitted] 1194

dev tap0 
proto tcp 
resolv-retry infinite 

ca [omitted]
cert [omitted]
key [omitted]

ns-cert-type server

Using this exact same config file (except for the cert and key which are all signed by the same CA) I'm able to connect fine on my Windows machines. On my Ubuntu machine, it seems to work fine, as I get this output when running openvpn:

Mon Feb  6 11:15:36 2012 Attempting to establish TCP connection with [AF_INET]...:1194 [nonblock]
Mon Feb  6 11:15:37 2012 TCP connection established with [AF_INET]...:1194
Mon Feb  6 11:15:37 2012 TCPv4_CLIENT link local: [undef]
Mon Feb  6 11:15:37 2012 TCPv4_CLIENT link remote: [AF_INET]...:1194
Mon Feb  6 11:15:38 2012 [leigh-gateway] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]...:1194
Mon Feb  6 11:15:40 2012 TUN/TAP device tap0 opened
Mon Feb  6 11:15:40 2012 Initialization Sequence Completed

However, I'm unable to connect to any of the bridged LAN devices after the VPN connection seemingly to have successfully completed. Running ifconfig seems to indicate that the tap0 interface doesn't exist.

Am I missing something here? Is there something extra I need to do after initiating the OpenVPN connection to configure the bridge interface? Thanks.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Jan 13 '13 at 11:04

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I have the exact same problem, I couldn't find an answer yet, so please place a post if you find the answer. –  user46621 Feb 16 '12 at 5:56
This question appears to be abandoned. Unaccepted answer or unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Flagged for deletion. Thanks! –  Ringtail Jan 13 '13 at 3:10