Bug 456915 - updating kernel breaks nm-openvpn
updating kernel breaks nm-openvpn
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-openvpn (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-28 12:19 EDT by Ben Breard
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:15 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Breard 2008-07-28 12:19:46 EDT
Description of problem:

kernel breaks nm-openvpn. After the update the vpn fails
to connect saying. The VPN connection 'vpn-name' failed because the VPN service
stopped unexpectedly. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-09-30 16:25:45 EDT
is this still an issue with latest F9 updates?  If so, what version of NetworkManager-openvpn are you running?
Comment 2 Mr R 2008-11-09 11:46:17 EST
I'm having here the same exact problem with F9:
RPM Group    : System Environment/Base
Source       : NetworkManager-openvpn-0.7.0-16.svn4027.fc9.src.rpm
Yum Group    : Base System/System Tools
 -> Type     : Default
Build Time   : Tue Sep 30 16:23:56 2008
Install Time : Sun Oct 12 02:01:12 2008
License      : GPLv2+

Messages log:
NetworkManager: <info>  Starting VPN service 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn'...
NetworkManager: <info>  VPN service 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn), PID 6982
NetworkManager: <info>  VPN service 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn' just appeared, activating connections
NetworkManager: <info>  VPN plugin state changed: 1
NetworkManager: <info>  VPN plugin state changed: 3
NetworkManager: <info>  VPN connection 'home' (Connect) reply received.
nm-openvpn[6985]: OpenVPN 2.1_rc8 i386-redhat-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] built on Jun 14 2008
nm-openvpn[6985]: WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled.  See http://openvpn.net/howto.html#mitm for more info.
nm-openvpn[6985]: LZO compression initialized
nm-openvpn[6985]: UDPv4 link local: [undef]
nm-openvpn[6985]: UDPv4 link remote:
nm-openvpn[6985]: [rbhkamal.myftp.org] Peer Connection Initiated with
nm-openvpn[6985]: TUN/TAP device tap0 opened
nm-openvpn[6985]: /usr/libexec/nm-openvpn-service-openvpn-helper "tap0" 1500 1574   init
nm-openvpn[6985]: script failed: shell command exited with error status: 1
nm-openvpn[6985]: Exiting
NetworkManager: <info>  VPN plugin state changed: 6
NetworkManager: <WARN>  connection_state_changed(): Could not process the request because no VPN connection was active.
Comment 3 Jens Liebchen 2008-11-30 07:59:14 EST
I think I have the same problem with F10:


I think the problem may be related with the line:

nm-openvpn[6985]: /usr/libexec/nm-openvpn-service-openvpn-helper "tap0" 1500 1574   init

I am having static IPs within the VPN connection, and that IP config is missing in the line above, so maybe some update caused errors with the environment? If you take a look at the line, you can notice more than one space before init, that is where the IP address is missing.
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