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Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Mandrake 10.1

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Mandrake 10.1
  • From: Doug Lytle <support@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 20:03:31 -0500

Thanks for the response Charles,

The script isn't the issue. Under Mandrake 10.1 they seem to have changed the /dev/net/tun from being a normal file to a symlink. If I do a ls -l on /dev/net it shows the tun there but it's referenced as ../tun instead of /dev/net/tun. I'm not sure, but think this is whats causing my problems.

Deleting the symlink and recreating it, rebooting and looking at it again, it's back the way it was. Around 50% of the time that I reboot, the tunnel will come up, and ALWAYS if I run it manually.

The error that OpenVPN is throwing is that it can't find /dev/net/tun.

Version 10.0 didn't have this type of setup with the tun.



Charles Duffy wrote:

On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 17:06:50 -0500, Doug Lytle wrote:

Is there anybody on this list thats running OpenVPN RC2 and Mandrake
10.1? Runs fine when when running the scripts manually, but not from
init.d. If not, I guess I'll have to either go another distro or
downgrade to 10.0.

Shouldn't need to do anything remotely that drastic.

Use "/bin/sh -x /etc/init.d/openvpn start" (or somesuch) to see exactly
what commands are being run by the script -- particularly when it starts
the actual OpenVPN invocation.

Try running the exact same command (the last one, on the end) manually.
Does it work? How does it fail? How does it differ from the command you
ran manually? You might want to take off the --daemon argument (presuming
there's one on there) and add a --verb 4 or so if needed to make it easier
to follow what's going on.

You can then try twiddling /etc/init.d/openvpn as appropriate.

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