Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1266686
OpenVPN created from command line is broken by NetworkManager
Last modified: 2015-12-02 13:19:15 EST
Description of problem:
When I set up an OpenVPN connection from the command line, NetworkManager spins trying to configure tun0, and then after about 30 seconds the VPN connection stops responding.
I'm guessing NetworkManager has not found a DHCP server on tun0 and has therefore decided to throw away its existing IP address and reassign it a link-local address. I know I can tell NetworkManager to stop trying to manage an interface, but I don't think I should have to do that - I think it should notice that an IP address has already been set and stop interfering with it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up simple point-to-point OpenVPN via CLI
VPN connection eventually goes down
VPN should stay up
wlan0 stays working
This is on KDE by the way.
NetworkManager should not disrupt tun0 when you create it externally. It only creates a connection for the interface.
Could you test connecting to the VPN with NetworkManager stopped to see if it actually works?
# systemctl mask NetworkManager
# systemctl stop NetworkManager
connect to VPN
# systemctl unmask NetworkManager
# systemctl start NetworkManager
If it works without NetworkManager, then try again with NetworkManager and attach logs so that they can be inspected. (sudo journalctl -b 0 -u NetworkManager).
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