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Bug 224027 - No way of using NAT-Keepalive packets with NM-vpnc
No way of using NAT-Keepalive packets with NM-vpnc
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-vpnc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Denis Leroy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-01-23 13:31 EST by David Juran
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-18 03:27:19 EST
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Description David Juran 2007-01-23 13:31:24 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061219 Fedora/ Firefox/ pango-text

Description of problem:
vpnc has the ability of sending out NAT keepalive packets at specified intervals. With vpnc, this interval can be specified using the command-line option '--nat-keepalive <Seconds>' or in the configuration file by setting 'NAT-Keepalive packet interval <Seconds>' The default however is not to send out these packets which causes vpnc to loose it's connection when running through certain NAT:s
  When using vpnc through NetworkManager however, there is no way of activating this feature. Could this be added as a configuration option or is there some default value that is reasonable? Through empiric testing I found that 45 seconds works well for me, but other NAT:s might behave differently....

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Comment 1 Stefan Becker 2007-02-16 12:07:51 EST
Incidentally this version (0.7.0) supports NAT Keepalive and Rekeying interval.
You have to use gconf-editor to add them by hand to

    Rekeying interval
    <interval in seconds>
    NAT-Keepalive packet interval
    <interval in seconds>

This bug should be closed?

BUT: See bug #229029 for the latest version...
Comment 2 Denis Leroy 2007-02-18 03:27:19 EST
Indeed. I'll look into making this option available from the GUI. Closing for now.

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