Re: OpenVPN support questions
- From: Tim Niemueller <tim niemueller de>
- To: NetworkManager-list gnome org
- Cc: Crispin Flowerday <crispin flowerday cx>
- Subject: Re: OpenVPN support questions
- Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:38:23 +0100
Crispin Flowerday wrote:
> I have been trying the new openvpn support (0.2.0, ubuntu packages from
> http://bootlab.org/~j/NetworkManager-breezy/), and have a few questions:
> - My office VPN uses certificates, and username / pass authentication,
> is this supported ?
No, not at the moment. But since basically all code is there it is no
problem. Will add that over the weekend.
> - When openvpn is spawned, does it log what it is doing anywhere?
The --syslog flag is added to OpenVPN so all essential logging
information should be available in syslog.
> Basically I can't get the vpn working, and even starting NM with
> --no-daemon doesn't appear to log anything from openvpn, so I'm not
> exactly sure why it isn't connecting.
Please check the syslog if there is any information. Please also give
"ps ax" a try (you must be quick to see the OpenVPN process after you
clicked on the connection in the NM applet).
> FWIW, the openvpn config file I got from the sysadmin looks like:
> dev tap
That is a problem, we are using tun mode. I'm not absolutely sure about
the implications of using tap. I will have a look. Maybe all it takes is
a boolean flag in the optional information expander. It's getting tight
on the screen in this case though. Can someone send me a screenshot
(maybe off-list) of the widget running on a 1024x768 screen?
> proto udp
> remote xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 1194
> resolv-retry infinite
> user nobody
> group nogroup
this is the information you give in the X.509 tab
> ca ca.crt
> cert crispin-00.crt
> key crispin-00.key
using this at the same time is not supported at the moment. As I said,
will have a look over the weekend.
> ns-cert-type server
This must be set in the optional info expander.
> verb 3
Tim Niemueller <tim niemueller de> www.niemueller.de
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