Configure NetworkManager OpenVPN - Import Configuration Fails
This is my first post to LinuxQuestions, and it is a bit of a tricky one, but here it goes.
I've been trying to figure out how to "import" a configuration into NetworkManager for OpenVPN. However it appears that NetworkManager has its own configuration format.
What I would ultimately like to do is take an previously defined openVPN configuration file (that works on the command line using openvpn --config openvpn.conf), and import that into NetworkManager. My configuration is using Password with Certificates (TLS).
At the moment I am getting what appear to be gtk related error messages when I attempt to import my openvpn.conf file. With an error message regarding the configuration option ca.
Has anyone else run into this and possibly found a solution?
I am running
- Fedora 11 (kernel 22.214.171.124-217.2.3.fc11.i586)
Yea, I found that too. In short, the network-manager openvpn bits are buggy. Here's one relevant bugzilla entry:
There are others out there specifically about importing, too -- which last I checked, was confirmed to not work.
Has anyone successfully imported an openVPN configuration into NetworkManager?
My VPN uses PEM/CRT too -- I had no luck. In a way, it's okay, though. You probably want to VPN regardless of what physical network network-manager is copulating over. I found it quite satisfactory just to run the openvpn daemon as a system service with a static config in /etc/openvpn (or whatever.) Rarely will I have to /etc/init.d/openvpn restart or something of the like. Not quite as slick as it would be *were the network manager openvpn extension functional*, but not an all-together unappealing technical solution: namely, it works.
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