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Re: [Openvpn-users] /etc/init.d/openvpn does not work, manual is OK

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] /etc/init.d/openvpn does not work, manual is OK
  • From: "David Balazic" <David.Balazic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:51:47 +0200

OK, solved.
What happened was, that the network was not set up correctly at the time when openvpn was started.
I appears the DHCP on ethernet is really slow.
So I removed the /etc/rc2.d/S??openvpn file and set up the /etc/network/if-up.d/openvpn file (it was
already there, I just added a few lines) :
if [  "$IFACE" == lo ]; then
  exit 0
# I added this check to not run 2 copies of ovpn , one for lo and one for eth1
# the first (lo) would then hang there and the second would fail as the first
# holds the 1194 port

# I added this to define the config name : /etc/openvpn/gamma.conf
if [ ! -x $OPENVPN ]; then
  exit 0
if [ -n "$IF_OPENVPN" ]; then

PS: Any idea why I can't post to debian-user ?

From: Edson [mailto:4lists@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thu 20-Sep-07 19:31
To: David Balazic; debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Openvpn-users] /etc/init.d/openvpn does not work, manual is OK

Most problably this a problem concerned to the user used on the start process.


If You’re loged in as root and it start ok, try to make a ‘su’ to the user that openvpn runs and see what happens.


From: openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Balazic
Sent: quinta-feira, 20 de setembro de 2007 14:13
To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Openvpn-users] /etc/init.d/openvpn does not work, manual is OK



I've been using an OpenVPN client setup for months with success and now I decided to start it automatically during startup.

I copied the config file to /etc/openvpn/tun1.conf and the used key file also :  /etc/openvpn/key

If I now start it with " /etc/init.d/openvpn start", it works fine.

But if I reboot, it connects to the VPN server, but does not set the routes (I have "route-gateway" and
"redirect-gateway def1" in the config file).


The last lines after boot are :
NET: Registered protocol familiy 10
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
eth1: no IPv6 routers present