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Re: [Openvpn-users] Permitions


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Permitions
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 12:14:22 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Filipe Dias da Mota wrote:

> Hello
> 
>   I experimented to establish a vpn with a user diferent than root but I
> have the following error:
> 
> Fri Apr 22 13:03:11 2005 TUN/TAP device tun0 opened
> Fri Apr 22 13:03:11 2005 Note: Cannot set tx queue length on tun0:
> Operation not permitted (errno=1)
> Fri Apr 22 13:03:11 2005 /sbin/ifconfig tun0 192.168.70.70 pointopoint
> 192.168.70.69 mtu 1500
> SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFDSTADDR: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFMTU: Operation not permitted
> Fri Apr 22 13:03:11 2005 Linux ifconfig failed: shell command exited
> with error status: 1
> 
>   The question is, how I can establish a tunnel with an user with no
> priviege?

OpenVPN is designed to be started at root, but then drop privileges after 
initialization.  I think you may have problems starting as non-root, 
because OpenVPN is going to need to ifconfig the tun/tap interface, set 
routes, etc.

James


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