I have created an OpenVPN server on my Asus RT-AC87U router.
There is an external drive connected to it, serving as an ftp server.
I have a client connecting over OpenVPN from another country and I wanted it to be able to access my external share on a secure connection.
After configuring the client PC (Windows 10) over TeamViewer for OpenVPN, I have created a network share on it using
192.168.1.1 as the ftp server local IP address.
Everything was working as expected besides one thing that I can't understand.
After I have disconnected the the OpenVPN client (also checked the router menu and it said
Disconnected), the share was still reachable on the client PC and I could access all my files just as before.
Tried the same thing over browser, and it was working as expected after disconnecting the VPN, the ftp is no longer reachable.
- Does this method secure the connection?
- Why is the share still reachable if the OpenVPN client is disconnected?