I have a client running and OpenVPN server on ClearOS 5.2 SP1. We have set up about 10-15 remote users with no issues at all up until now. Lately the users have been staying logged in for longer and longer sessions. We've recently discovered that everyone is being forced to renegotiate at exactly 60 minutes.
I did a little research and discovered that this is a default for OpenVPN (presumably to limit access to someone who has stolen your system, etc). They would like to extend the time between these forced renegotiations though. I found what appears to be the answer, adding:
would adjust that time to 2,880 seconds, or 8 hours. The problem is that there is no server.conf in /etc/openvpn and trying to adjust it on the client side doesn't seem to affect anything.