I thought that to mount my share I would use the IP address issued by the Openvpn client which in my case is something like 10.8.0.6, I now think this is wrong , for the hell of it I tried mounting using the VPN server IP address and it worked !!!! So as usual it was operator trouble. Is this the correct way of connecting ? And thanks for your time.
We all make mistakes. A good learning experience for you. Glad to read that you figured that bit out.