Openvpn not connecting. Stuck at Initialization Sequence completed

I just got started here by going to the starting point section of the website. I have a kali machine running on virtualbox and I have the ovpn connection pack downloaded. Once I run “sudo openvpn crossbones.ovpn” It eventually stops running after a few seconds and stops at the line “Initialization Sequence Completed”. After a few minutes of waiting, the program outputs “inactivity timeout (–ping-restart), restarting” and then ends up stopping once again at “initialization sequence completed”. Anyone know how to fix this?

You use Kali and you’re root by default. Why’d you need to use sudo, lol?

On Kali 2020 you aren’t root by default.

Hey, what do you expect openvpn to output? Sound to me like it is up and running. Type ifconfig tun0 to check your IP.

Type your comment> @TazWake said:

On Kali 2020 you aren’t root by default.

He doesn’t use kali 2020

@ion0x0 said:

He doesn’t use kali 2020

ok

Type your comment> @ion0x0 said:

Type your comment> @TazWake said:

On Kali 2020 you aren’t root by default.

He doesn’t use kali 2020

yes i do

Had the same problem 2 days ago. Sent Support all the log files/ovpn file, but it all looked good to them. Fixed it by switching from US to EU. Give it a try.

are you in the directory where the opvn file is saved??
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@666snippet said:
are you in the directory where the opvn file is saved??

It looked like openvpn was hanging at “Initialization Sequence Completed” for me, too. I opened another terminal window, ran sudo su, and was able to then run ifconfig tun0.

Type your comment> @ion0x0 said:

You use Kali and you’re root by default. Why’d you need to use sudo, lol?

He may feel that his power is not enough, so use sudo

help me

Hello, I can’t connect to HTB Lab Access
I receive this message from 'RTNETLINK answers: Permission denied
Sun Jul 26 17:13:35 2020 Linux ip -6 addr add failed: external program exited with error status: 2
Sun Jul 26 17:13:35 2020 Exiting due to fatal error ’

@jjjmax said:

help me

Hello, I can’t connect to HTB Lab Access
I receive this message from 'RTNETLINK answers: Permission denied
Sun Jul 26 17:13:35 2020 Linux ip -6 addr add failed: external program exited with error status: 2
Sun Jul 26 17:13:35 2020 Exiting due to fatal error ’

You might need to run as root - sudo or su might help.

If not, it is useful to know what commands you used.

Alternatively this might help ERROR: Linux route add command failed: external program exited with error status: 2 - OpenVPN Support Forum

i also can’t connect to vpn its showing this messege

Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 OpenVPN 2.4.9 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [MH/PKTINFO] [AEAD] built on Apr 21 2020
Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 library versions: OpenSSL 1.1.1g 21 Apr 2020, LZO 2.10
Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 Outgoing Control Channel Authentication: Using 256 bit message hash ‘SHA256’ for HMAC authentication
Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 Incoming Control Channel Authentication: Using 256 bit message hash ‘SHA256’ for HMAC authentication
Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 TCP/UDP: Preserving recently used remote address: [AF_INET]185.77.152.102:1337
Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 Socket Buffers: R=[212992->212992] S=[212992->212992]
Tue Jul 28 16:46:00 2020 UDP link local: (not bound)

Here’s my solution:

sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 0
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 0
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 0

Just to make sure:
sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=0
sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6=0

restart network:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Then:
sudo su

and then:
openvpn yourfile.opvn (no sudo here)

ch33rs.