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    Default Can't connect to openVPN

    Hi. I Can't connect to openVPN.
    Last connection made was in October 2017.
    I'm on Tumbleweed and even if i import the openVPN configuration file i can't establish connection. On Leap, however, it works like a charm!

    is there any problem with recent version of networkmanager or openvpn?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:06:01 +0000, SpeccyMan wrote:

    > Hi. I Can't connect to openVPN.
    > Last connection made was in October 2017.
    > I'm on Tumbleweed and even if i import the openVPN configuration file i
    > can't establish connection. On Leap, however, it works like a charm!
    >
    > is there any problem with recent version of networkmanager or openvpn?
    >
    > Thanks


    Hard to say without more information.

    What error messages or log messages do you get when you try to connect?

    What server are you trying to connect to - yours, or someone else's? (If
    it's someone else's, you might ask them if they've made changes you need
    to be aware of).

    Jim



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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:06:01 +0000, SpeccyMan wrote:

    > Hi. I Can't connect to openVPN.
    > Last connection made was in October 2017.
    > I'm on Tumbleweed and even if i import the openVPN configuration file i
    > can't establish connection. On Leap, however, it works like a charm!
    >
    > is there any problem with recent version of networkmanager or openvpn?
    >
    > Thanks


    Hard to say without more information.

    What error messages or log messages do you get when you try to connect?

    What server are you trying to connect to - yours, or someone else's? (If
    it's someone else's, you might ask them if they've made changes you need
    to be aware of).

    Jim

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    Hi Jim. Thanks for your reply.

    No there were no changes made. I would be aware of them. It's an internal VPN network.
    On Leap it works just fine (no changes made). But on Tumbleweed it used to work ok as well. I've made no changes to the connection on Tumbleweed but it suddenly stopped working.

    As soon as i press "connect" on networkmanager it disconnects immediately.

    Were can i find the log?

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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    On Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:16:01 +0000, SpeccyMan wrote:

    > hendersj;2863017 Wrote:
    >> On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:06:01 +0000, SpeccyMan wrote:
    >>
    >> > Hi. I Can't connect to openVPN.
    >> > Last connection made was in October 2017.
    >> > I'm on Tumbleweed and even if i import the openVPN configuration file

    >> i
    >> > can't establish connection. On Leap, however, it works like a charm!
    >> >
    >> > is there any problem with recent version of networkmanager or
    >> > openvpn?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks

    >>
    >> Hard to say without more information.
    >>
    >> What error messages or log messages do you get when you try to connect?
    >>
    >> What server are you trying to connect to - yours, or someone else's?
    >> (If it's someone else's, you might ask them if they've made changes you
    >> need to be aware of).
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jim Henderson openSUSE Forums Administrator Forum Use Terms &
    >> Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

    >
    >
    > Hi Jim. Thanks for your reply.
    >
    > No there were no changes made. I would be aware of them. It's an
    > internal VPN network.
    > On Leap it works just fine (no changes made). But on Tumbleweed it used
    > to work ok as well. I've made no changes to the connection on
    > Tumbleweed but it suddenly stopped working.
    >
    > As soon as i press "connect" on networkmanager it disconnects
    > immediately.
    >
    > Were can i find the log?


    I'd probably start with dmesg - I don't have the client installed on a
    Linux box at the moment, but dmesg probably will include some output
    related to it since NetworkManager is controlling the connection.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    There was a thread in the factory mailing list about dropping vpnc in favor of openvpn. The archives are searchable, use something like 'opensuse factory vpnc'.
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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    On Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:36:01 +0000, Knurpht wrote:

    > There was a thread in the factory mailing list about dropping vpnc in
    > favor of openvpn. The archives are searchable, use something like
    > 'opensuse factory vpnc'.


    Hmm, I remember that, but that wouldn't affect someone who's already
    using openVPN, would it?



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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:36:01 +0000, Knurpht wrote:

    > There was a thread in the factory mailing list about dropping vpnc in
    > favor of openvpn. The archives are searchable, use something like
    > 'opensuse factory vpnc'.


    Hmm, I remember that, but that wouldn't affect someone who's already
    using openVPN, would it?



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    I'm no VPN user, let alone expert. Just remembered seeing some thread on the factory ML re. VPNC being dropped and people having issues with IPSec
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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    Hi all, sorry for taking so long, but "real" life has been hitting me pretty hard lately

    I've been messing around with this everytime i can...

    I removed OpenVPN and reinstalled it again. It apparently solved some of the problems but using journalctl -xe i still get this errors:

    Code:
    Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file: server.conf
    and
    Code:
    Failed to start OpenVPN tunneling daemon instance using /etc/openvpn/server.conf

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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    On Fri, 04 May 2018 16:56:03 +0000, SpeccyMan wrote:

    > Hi all, sorry for taking so long, but "real" life has been hitting me
    > pretty hard lately
    >
    > I've been messing around with this everytime i can...
    >
    > I removed OpenVPN and reinstalled it again. It apparently solved -some-
    > of the problems but using *journalctl -xe *i still get this errors:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file:
    > server.conf
    > --------------------
    >
    > and
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > Failed to start OpenVPN tunneling daemon instance using
    > /etc/openvpn/server.conf
    > --------------------


    Does the file indicated exist?



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    Default Re: Can't connect to openVPN

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post



    Does the file indicated exist?

    No. It does not.

    I created a new empty file with that name but even with those errors now gone it still does not connect.

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