On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 08:47:38PM +0800, Hongyi Zhao wrote:
> >> Can I preserve the tun device from being deleted on the client side after
> >> the connection was closed or the server side is unavailable?
> >
> > Depends on the operating system used, but generally yes.
> I use Debian and always find that the tun device will be deleted
> automatically after the server side is down/unavailable/closed.
> So, how can I preserve that tun device for my case?


$ openvpn --mktun tun4

and then use that

$ openvpn --dev tun4 ...

(on BSDs, one would do "ifconfig tun4 create", but Linux' ifconfig cannot
do that)

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