Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 392991
[RFE] integration with initscripts
Last modified: 2012-04-24 10:02:57 EDT
This was mentioned once before, but nothing seems to have come of it so I
figured I'd give you a reping.
The missing feature is that openvpn isn't coupled to Red Hat's initscripts (ifup
& friends). There is a package available that I wrote that could be used as a
The previous discussion was here:
That's been on my list for a long time, but with NetworkManager threatening to
take over all the network-scripts duties, it hasn't been all that high on the
list. Now that's supposedly going to happen in time for F9...
I have to say I've been less than impressed with NetworkManager's ability, or
lack thereof, to deal with OpenVPN tunnels, so I'll probably keep on using
initscripts for the foreseeable future.
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Can networkmanager provide the same functionality for a headless machine yet? Otherwise I'd still like to see this integrated.
Pierre -- are you a fedora contributor? If so and you want to submit openvpn-initscripts, I'll review it for you.
I am, but I'm a pretty crappy one as I've not had time to keep packages up to date. So I don't think it would be fair to anyone for me to submit another package. I'll be around for any issues, but not at a level I feel is appropriate for a maintainer.
The recent release of openvpn contains an initscript with an LSB block, and NetworkManager-openvpn is available on the client side. Are there further needs WRT this bug that these do not meet?
NetworkManager is not yet ready to completely replace initscript's network handling, so I'd say there is still a need for these scripts.
Obsoleted by systemd.