Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 424721
NetworkManager-vpnc does not retain vpn configuration
Last modified: 2008-01-17 03:40:11 EST
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Description of problem:
I can add a new "Compatible Cisco VPN client (vpnc)" VPN configuration, populating the following fields:
Override user name
and at the end of the process it shows me the summary screen confirming what I've entered as well as the
Cancel Back Apply
buttons. When the Apply button is pressed, it looks like the new vpn configuration has been added to the list, however, if you click on it to highlight it and then click on edit, all these fields are unpopulated and if you try to use the configuration, it just silently fails.
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Steps to Reproduce:
VPN configuration information should be visible and editable and it should be possible to use the vpn configuration.
I have an existing vpn configuration that shows up in the list which has populated configuration fields. This was created prior to the recent update to svn3109, so I wonder if there has been some kind of problem introduced with that update.
I've not tried with a fresh fedora install, but I've tried with a fresh user account and get the same result.
Using the command line version of vpnc works fine.
I've seen similar problems, but my symptoms are a bit different. After entering
cisco vpn connection information, I can hit apply and see the new configuration
in the list. If I try to edit the connection, nm-vpn-properties crashes. I can
delete connections properly, just not edit them.
I'm also seeing the same thing in my fresh Fedora 8 installation. This worked
fine under Fedora 7. But under Fedora 8, editing an existing VPN connection
configuration either has all fields blank or crashes nm-vpn-properties:
* If the "VPN Connections" dialog has not been closed, then editing a
configuration you have just created brings up an connection-editing dialog with
all fields except the name blank. This is the failure mode that Nik Lam
* If the "VPN Connections" dialog has been closed, then editing a configuration
you created earlier crashes nm-vpn-properties. This is the failure mode that
David Smith described in comment #1.
In either case, new VPN connections configured under Fedora 8 are not usable.
The critical configuration information like gateway address and group name is
missing from the stored configuration in gconf and cannot be used by
NetworkManager. This is a clear regression from Fedora 7.
I see the following diagnostic error message, which is consistent with my
earlier claim that critical VPN properties are missing from the saved
configuration in gconf:
** ERROR **: file nm-vpnc.c: line 288 (impl_get_widget): \
assertion failed: (s_vpn_props)
Here's a dump of what's actually in gconf to represent my VPN configuration:
% gconftool-2 -R /system/networking/connections/2
service-type = org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc
id = WiscVPN-OffCampus
timestamp = 0
type = vpn
autoconnect = false
Note the lack of a gateway IP address and group name, even though I provided
both of these when configuring the connection.
Is this perchance a dup of Bug 409351?
Anyway, this now works for me with NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.6.svn3138.fc8 and
NetworkManager-vpnc-0.7.0-0.6.3.svn3109.fc8 so I'm closing this bug.
Please re-open if the problem persists.
This now works for me also.
Working here as well. Thanks!