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Old 02-02-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Setting up a openvpn connection on Network manager

I am using Fedora 10, Network manager openvpn plugin (NetworkManager-openvpn-0.7.0-18.svn11.fc10.i386) and openvpn-2.1-0.29.rc15.fc10.i386.

I can connect to my remote openvpn server using the openvpn command line:
# openvpn --config myvpn.ovpn --script-security 2
Enter Private Key Password:
Initialization Sequence Completed
..and I access all hosts on VPN side. No problems at all.
The question is: How to setup a similar connection using NM ?

The command above uses 2 files: myvpn.ovpn and mypkcs-file.p12

#OpenVPN Server conf



dev tun

proto udp

tun-mtu 1400

remote 1194
 #obfuscated OVPN IP gateway
pkcs12 mypkcs-file.p12

cipher BF-CBC


verb 3

ns-cert-type server
mypkcs-file.p12 is in the same directory is myvpn.ovpn and it is a data/binary file. I got both files from my OVPN server (a smoothwall with the zerina mod)

On windows, I am using openVPNGUI from On windows, I need just to drop both files on a config file and I am ready to go.

Any ideas about how to configure NM-openvpn ? It has several options and types and it request several files I don't have....

It is NM-openvpn applet compatible with this specific openvpn setup ?

thanks for any inputs.
Old 02-18-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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For anyone interested in how I do that, please check my post on SmoothWall/Zerina forum:.



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