Re: VPN Support committed


What's the plan w.r.t. custom configurations of the vpnc connection manager? 
For exmaple, my vpnc-connect (and vpnc.conf) contain "Targeted Networks"
configurtion so only partial routes will get forwarded across the VPN instead
of all traffic.  Will your hooks still work with that change to the
"vpnc-connect" script?

I presume your changes also handle re-pointing of DNS servers?



PS: What's the current status of the Madwifi fixes?  I still can't get NM
working with my Madwifi 802.11 card.

Quoting Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>:

> So what I've been working on the past week is VPN support.  I will now
> apply the accumulated patches :)
> VPN support is limited to 'vpnc' at this time, but I plan to eventually
> do openswan if nobody else gets there first.
> General Architecture:
> - The panel applet has a new menu item called "VPN Connections", which
> has a submenu that lists your VPN connections by name, and a "Disconnect
> VPN" item to stop the active VPN.
> - VPN connection information is stored in the Info daemon, and with the
> current GNOME NMI implementation, that means GConf.  Its simply dbus
> calls from NM to the Info daemon, which means its portable, of course,
> to KDE or anything else.
> - All different VPN services (ie vpnc, openswan, cisco, etc) drop a
> ".name" file into /etc/NetworkManager/VPN/ which contains their D-BUS
> service name and a path to the VPN service's daemon.  When a VPN
> connection that uses that VPN service is activated, NetworkManager will
> run the VPN service daemon specified, and talk only to that VPN service
> daemons D-BUS service.
> - VPN implementation is up to the VPN service.  The 'vpnc' VPN service
> daemon launches vpnc upon request, and makes vpnc call a helper daemon
> that returns the IP configuration to the service.  It then signals the
> bus of the new configuration, which NetworkManager picks up.
> I'll write up a document at some point that describes this in more
> detail.
> Dan
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