Recently I was in need of setting up some windows clients to connect to my OpenVPN server. This server running on Linux, uses a specific MTU value (let’s say 1400) to ensure maximum compatibility with different clients over different links.
Spoiler alert: You most likely would want to use UDP tunneling!
An OpenVPN tunnel runs over IP and can encapsulates VPN traffic into either a UDP or a TCP connection. To understand the pros and cons of each, we first need to have an understanding of them both.