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Old 07-05-2011, 03:37 AM   #1
sergani
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F14 NetworkManager to autoconnect OpenVPN at startup


Dear all,

I have a Fedora 14 machine, and I have an OpenVPN CentOS 5.5 server installed and running without issues.
I've setup the Fedora machine to connect as a client to the server, and all goes pretty well using NetworkManager.

What I'm not able to do is getting NetworkManager to autoconnect to the server upon user login. I have the "Auto Connect" marked, but nothing happens at boot/login.

Is it possible to auto connect?

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:28 AM   #2
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Couldnt you just use the openvpn service?

put your key and conf file in /etc/openvpn/

and then type

chkconfig openvpn on "which it will have the openvpn service start at boot, which should automagically connect to your vpn server"

to turn the service on for just that time

service openvpn start "or stop, or status"


to check if its connected and running you could do a....

tail -f /var/log/messages

which would show you the error log while trying to get it to connect...
 
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:04 AM   #3
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Thanks 0signal... I'll put that theory to test and let you know how it goes.
Don't know how I missed any of that!
 
Old 07-06-2011, 06:20 AM   #4
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Problem solved, everything working fine.
Thanks a lot for the heads up.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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Cool!

Cheers!
 
  


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