Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186374
Uninformative error messages
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:36:53 EDT
Description of problem:
When forgetting the group password or when a vpnc is already started (manually),
the error message of NM-vpnc doesn't really hint at the real problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to establish VPN connection with NM-vpnc
2a. Forget group password, or:
2b. supply group password, but have a manually started vpnc
Uninformative error message, similar to the log message (couldn't capture it
because the balloon vanished quickly and cut'n'paste wasn't possible:
Mar 23 09:41:16 gibraltar NetworkManager: <WARNING>
nm_vpn_service_process_signal (): VPN failed for service
'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc', signal 'LaunchFailed', with message 'The
VPN login failed because the VPN program could not be started.'.
Manually started /usr/bin/nm-vpnc-service gives in case of 2a.:
** (process:3369): CRITICAL **: nm_vpnc_config_write: assertion `num_passwords
== 2' failed
/usr/sbin/vpnc: missing IPSec gatway address
** (process:3369): WARNING **: <WARNING> vpnc_watch_cb (): vpnc exited
with error code 1
in the case of 2b.:
/usr/sbin/vpnc: binding to port 4500: Address already in use
** (process:3733): WARNING **: <WARNING> vpnc_watch_cb (): vpnc exited
with error code 1
Informative error messages "You possibly forgot your group password" or
"Couldn't bind to port 4500, do you have other VPN software running?"
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