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As title really, RT-AX86U Merlin 388.1 Beta 2. See log extracts showing OpenVPN Server refusals, and a SIGUSR1 entry.

I am fairly certain it wasn’t me because I was either sleeping or hadn’t accessed the server in the last week at all.

Is this a normal log or should I be concerned? Web Access from WAN is not enabled. No ports forwarded. There are 4 instances over the last 2 days it seems?

I am no router / network expert but if you can explain what I need to do to check I can follow instructions pretty well.

Thanks in advance.



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That's normal port scanning. For example, the 167.x.x.x addresses are Censys. If you haven't already done so change your VPN server port to something that isn't the default (1194), and isn't obvious (e.g. 8000). That will reduce the amount of "noise" in the log.

This is not an issue specifically with the Beta release.


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Thank you Colin, that is indeed a relief to know. Will do the VPN Port Server change as suggested.
Will I also need to re-export the OpenVPN profile after doing so?


Part of the Furniture
Will I also need to re-export the OpenVPN profile after doing so?
You can do that or you can edit the current .ovpn file and change the port number at the end of the remote line.

P.S. Please remove the "Beta" prefix from the title.


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Cheers thanks Colin.
Did that (tried both) but for some reason I am (now) getting a network not ready on my client.
Different issue, will try a few things first.

[EDIT] Silly me, had "Connect via Wifi only" enabled in Client (iphone), was testing using LTE. All good.
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