[Bglug] raspberry pi openvpn server

Andrew Howlett andrew at howlett.net
Fri Oct 9 13:37:24 EDT 2015

hi everyone,

went to the internet for help and of course someone has done this before and posted detailed instructions:


works like a charm.

the method described at this URL uses routing, whereas i was trying to use bridging. i have had problems with bridging before. the openvpn routing method seems to be more reliable.

basically the difference between routing and bridging is that with bridging the target LAN thinks that you are directly connected and part of the same IP subnet. whereas routing requires different groups of IP addresses. more details here:


there are a few applications that require bridging. but for what I’m doing i can use the routed solution.


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