Tinc is a simple-to-use VPN software. It differs from other VPN implementations by building a mesh network between clients. This is useful for connecting two networks using a single VPN server without running traffic via the server.
After configuration changes, the best way to restart tinc is
ifdown vpn; ifup vpn
Tinc logs to /var/log/daemon.log
Timeout from vpn (VPN_SERVER_IP port 655) during authentication
To solve this issue, increase the ping timeout in tinc's client configuration file, i.e. put the following line in
PingTimeout = 10
Address = vpn4.antiguru.de, otherwise all traffic will have to pass through vpn.antiguru.de, which should be avoided.