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Is it a security issue not using the tls-remote option in OpenVPN? That is not verifying the server's common name. Is a MITM attack possible? Could this be an issue, especially with services like dyndns.org?

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"This question meets quality standards." -- what? Also, this would likely be better suited at IT Security. –  Chris Down Dec 14 '12 at 9:25
    
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tls-remote restricts OpenVPN to connect to a machine with a specific name. This isn't a very common option, and it mostly makes sense on the client side. Usually, you will want the flexibility of accepting connections from any peer that has a key from an accepted CA (specified by the ca option).

If you don't perform any verification on the client side, then indeed you risk a MITM attack.

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