Setting ifconfig locally in Viscosity will not override the server if it is also pushing out its own ifconfig command: the one the server is sending will be used. For your ifconfig setting in Viscosity to take effect you'll need to stop the VPN server from sending an IP address.
Typically in these scenarios it's better to change the settings on the VPN Server to always send the same IP address instead. For an offical OpenVPN server you can use the "client-config-dir" command to specify a directory where you can put text files with a custom ifconfig command for each connecting user so they get the same IP address each time. The "ifconfig-pool-persist" command can also be used, but please note that these is reset on server startup/shutdown.
However please note that SoftEther is not using the offical OpenVPN implementation: they have their own custom implementation that doesn't have full support for all OpenVPN options. I'm afraid I have no experience with it, so I'm unable to suggest what options it may have available that are similar to the OpenVPN options above.
Hi, thanks for the reply.
I do see that you mentioned disabling Pull options in an earlier post, but I just don't want to mess-up my other configurations.
I'm interested in why disabling DHCP will cause Visosity to be unable to connect, because I thought that will enable me to override IP settings. And sadly it seems the built-in DHCP server in SoftEther is not providing static IP support.
I'm not using OpenVPN because my company uses ancient OSes like CentOS4, where I just can't get a decent OpenVPN Access Server installed.
I'll try to setup a local bridge, as suggested by the SoftEther forum.
About the routing table problem, any thoughts? Or am I misunderstood something? Relevant info:http://www.vpnusers.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 685#p19685
During experiment, also found a default route 192.168.254.254 is added(see attachment)
but my SoftEther HUB address is 192.168.254.1, and 192.168.254.254 is not even in DHCP pool
I'm wondering if this is normal? If not, does it caused by SoftEther or Viscosity?