I'm trying to connect to an OpenVPN server trought Tor Socks Proxy, i have edited the .ovpn file adding socks-proxy and socks-proxy-retry options but without success. In the specific the problem is the following: all go well and i see Initialization Sequence Completed but after some seconds openvpn client tries to reconnect so many times giving an error 115 timeout, I'm currently using Ubuntu 16.04

Here is the log:

Sat Sep 17 00:55:07 2016 Initialization Sequence Completed
Sat Sep 17 00:55:17 2016 [*.opengw.net] Inactivity timeout (--ping-restart), restarting
Sat Sep 17 00:55:17 2016 SIGUSR1[soft,ping-restart] received, process restarting
Sat Sep 17 00:55:17 2016 Restart pause, 5 second(s)
Sat Sep 17 00:55:22 2016 WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled.  See http://openvpn.net/howto.html#mitm for more info.
Sat Sep 17 00:55:22 2016 Socket Buffers: R=[87380->87380] S=[16384->16384]
Sat Sep 17 00:55:22 2016 Attempting to establish TCP connection with [AF_INET] [nonblock]
Sat Sep 17 00:55:22 2016 TCP connection established with [AF_INET]
Sat Sep 17 00:55:27 2016 recv_socks_reply: TCP port read timeout expired: Operation now in progress (errno=115)
Sat Sep 17 00:55:27 2016 SIGUSR1[soft,init_instance] received, process restarting
Sat Sep 17 00:55:27 2016 Restart pause, 5 second(s)

Check this issue on OpenVPN bugtracker: https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/ticket/328 It seems TOR proxy is too slow and updating your OpenVPN client version to 2.4 might help.

  • how i can update openvpn client? I have installed it by apt-get install openvpn from official repo – ewwew ewewe Sep 17 '16 at 12:39
  • Sadly, 2.4 still not released, so you need to get source code (they said that git master is 2.4 release so you can use their instructions on their wiki to get it) and you must build it by yourself. – Igor Shipenkov Sep 17 '16 at 12:57
  • I can't find the 2.4 source to compile, can you give me a link? – ewwew ewewe Sep 17 '16 at 13:09
  • To save your time on wiki reading ang git installing: you can simply open github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn (it should open master branch by default), find there green button Clone or download and then in dropdown menu press Download ZIP – Igor Shipenkov Sep 17 '16 at 13:25
  • COMPILED BUT NOT WORKING... SAME PROBLEM... – ewwew ewewe Sep 17 '16 at 14:30

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