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Re: NetworkManager and OpenVPN



On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 16:18 -0800, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> On 12/13/2008 03:29:06 PM, Craig White wrote:
> > 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 (192.168.10.2) and wireless
> > (192.168.10.3)
> > > connected to a NetGear router (192.168.10.1). 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
> > 
> > > 192.168.10.4) I was able to ping the new connection, but I couldn't
> > get 
> > > beyond that.
> > > 
> > > Same problems talking _locally_, viz:
> > > 
> > > # telnet 127.0.0.1 
> > > Trying 127.0.0.1...
> > > telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: 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 66.96.98.9, 
> > > 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 192.168.10.3.
> > > 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
> > address)
> > 
> > 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
> 
> Sigh! So much for my careful attempts to diagnose my problems!
> 
> So, here's what I'm trying to do. I've set up a second box with a 
> wireless connection to my router. I can ping back and fourth. What I 
> want in the end is an NFS mount over the wireless connect. Is there an 
> incremental testing procedure (not telnet apparently!) or do I just 
> need to go and attempt to configure NFS?
----
why not just ssh between the boxes to ensure that you can authenticate
and connect?

Yes, I would probably not waste too much time (after ssh back and forth)
and just install NFS

Craig


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