Orphaned: vpnc

Christian Krause chkr at fedoraproject.org
Sun Sep 4 21:59:51 UTC 2011

Hi David,

On 08/31/2011 09:37 AM, Woodhouse, David wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-08-31 at 02:42 +0200, Christian Krause wrote:

>> I have looked at the list of open bugs for vpnc and it looks like that
>> there are a couple of packaging issues, some problems with the
>> vpnc-script and some other issues which may require some upstream
>> help. 
> Are there any problems with vpnc-script that *aren't* fixed by simply
> updating to the one in
> http://git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/vpnc-scripts.git ?

I have looked at the git repository and I'm unsure about one change:

The commit:

seems to fix https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693235
(negative MTU) in case "ip route ... " does not report the mtu.

However, at least on my systems, "ip route ..." does never return the
mtu in its output and so the script will always use the hard-coded
fallback value 1412 as MTU.

The proposed patch attached to the bug report (
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=515615 ) uses a different
It extracts the actual interface via "ip route" and retrieves the MTU
via "ip link show $interface".

What do you think about this patch?

Best regards,

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