[strongSwan] Can NOT Ping private client IP from Strongswan VPN server

MOSES KARIUKI kariukims at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 13:04:37 CET 2019

Thanks for the reply Tobias. Much appreciated. Just a final dumb question.
Is the VPN tunnel complete without the private IP of the VPN server?


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 1:39 PM Tobias Brunner <tobias at strongswan.org>

> Hi Moses,
> > One question, I would like to ask is, how come
> > the VPN server never gets assigned a private IP?
> Just assign one yourself if you think that's necessary.
> > What can I ping on the server from the client apart from the server's
> > public IP that can be used to ascertain the VPN connection?
> Nothing if you don't add an additional address yourself.
> Also refer to [1] regarding forwarding traffic from the clients.  And
> make sure you set up appropriate firewall rules.
> Regards,
> Tobias
> [1]
> https://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/ForwardingAndSplitTunneling
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