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Re: NetworkManager and OpenVPN

On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 15:08 -0800, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> I'm unable to communicate locally on my very small -:) local network. 
> There's a laptop with wired ( and wireless (
> connected to a NetGear router ( As a consequence of these 
> two connections, I got NetworkManager when I installed F10. There have 
> been problems with NM in the past, but the setup seems to work fine.
> I'm attempting to add another system with a wireless connection. (As 
> I was able to ping the new connection, but I couldn't get 
> beyond that.
> Same problems talking _locally_, viz:
> # telnet 
> Trying
> telnet: connect to address Connection refused
> /var/log/messages:
> Dec 13 14:59:25 mtranch ntpd[30481]: no servers reachable
> Dec 13 14:59:53 mtranch ntpd[30481]: synchronized to, 
> stratum 2
> Dec 13 14:59:53 mtranch ntpd[30481]: time reset -0.336061 s
> Dec 13 15:01:00 mtranch avahi-daemon[2364]: Joining mDNS multicast 
> group on interface wlan0.IPv4 with address
> Dec 13 15:01:00 mtranch avahi-daemon[2364]: IP_ADD_MEMBERSHIP failed: 
> No buffer space available
> [nothing new from dmesg]
> This would all seem to point to OpenVPN, added because NM needs it. 
> Unfortunately F10 has v2.1 of OpenVPN and the doc that covers setting 
> up configuration (none supplied by the RPM) refers to v2.0 and mentions 
> key files that are not included in 2.1
> Anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed? Other than rpm -e 
> NetworkManager?
lots of disconnected things here...

telnet fails to connect probably because Fedora never installs telnet
server by default - use ssh for that.

seems as though ntpd reached the server (looks like a clock.redhat type

avahi is for multicast and you probably don't need that so for now
ignore it.

openvpn for network manager, I'm assuming is an extension to allow you
to use network manager to up/down VPN connections as a user which makes
sense but isn't at all related to what you are trying to do.

network manager is the desired product for most if not all wireless
network connection management so don't remove it.

If you can ping back and forth, between the two machines, what exactly
is the problem?


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