The Tunnelblick Log
The Tunnelblick log is the record of output from OpenVPN for a connection. It includes entries from Tunnelblick giving additional information.
*If you want help troubleshooting connection problems, please set the "verb" level in your configuration file to "3" before making a connection attempt.
You can set the "verb" level to "3" by adding the following line in your configuration file:
If there is already such a line with a different number, just change the number. If there is already a line with a "3", leave it alone.
The level of detail about OpenVPN operations in the log is controlled by OpenVPN's "verb" option. The default (if no "verb" option appears in the configuration file) is "verb 3". That usually provides sufficient information for finding problems, and does not log anything about ordinary traffic through the VPN, so it is the best choice. "verb" levels higher than 3 are usually not necessary, and "verb" levels 1 and 2 do not usually provide sufficient information to determine why a connection fails.
NOTE: Tunnelblick 3.3beta38 and higher will include the Tunnelblick log in the data copied to the Clipboard by the 'Copy Diagnostic Info to the Clipboard' button on the 'Settings' tab of the 'Configurations' panel of the 'VPN Details' window.
You can view the Tunnelblick log for a configuration as follows:
Tunnelblick adds information to the log:
Sometimes entries in the log (which are prefixed by the date and time) appear out of sequence. This is because the different programs writing to the log (Tunnelblick, OpenVPN, and scripts) buffer their output. In general, though, the dates and times listed are correct.
You may use the standard keyboard shortcuts: