Bug 392991 - [RFE] integration with initscripts
[RFE] integration with initscripts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openvpn (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Steven Pritchard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-20 15:32 EST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2012-04-24 10:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-04-24 10:02:57 EDT
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Description Pierre Ossman 2007-11-20 15:32:09 EST
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
decent base:


The previous discussion was here:

Comment 1 Steven Pritchard 2007-11-20 16:11:22 EST
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...

Comment 2 Pierre Ossman 2007-11-21 01:01:31 EST
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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Comment 5 Pierre Ossman 2009-01-09 01:18:39 EST
Can networkmanager provide the same functionality for a headless machine yet? Otherwise I'd still like to see this integrated.
Comment 6 Chris Weyl 2009-01-09 09:49:20 EST
Pierre -- are you a fedora contributor?  If so and you want to submit openvpn-initscripts, I'll review it for you.
Comment 7 Pierre Ossman 2009-01-09 10:03:26 EST
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.
Comment 8 Gwyn Ciesla 2010-01-26 09:17:45 EST
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?
Comment 9 Pierre Ossman 2010-01-26 09:39:11 EST
NetworkManager is not yet ready to completely replace initscript's network handling, so I'd say there is still a need for these scripts.
Comment 10 Gwyn Ciesla 2012-04-24 10:02:57 EDT
Obsoleted by systemd.

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