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Re: NetworkManager and OpenVPN



On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 6:18 PM, Geoffrey Leach <geoff hughes net> 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?


If you can ping between the two, you should be fine as your network is
pretty simple.

Just install/configure nfs. system-config-nfs should help and take
down your firewall on both machines (system-config-firewall) unless
you really need it

-- 
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