OpenVPN under Fedora-16

Timothy Murphy gayleard at
Thu Nov 10 13:32:15 UTC 2011

Joachim Backes wrote:

>> Is anyone running this?
>> There does not appear to be an entry for openvpn in /etc/init.d/ .
>> Why is this?
>> (Starting openvpn from the command line does not work.)
>> Any suggestions?

> I'm running F16 openvpn not server controlled, but by cmd line:
> /usr/sbin/openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/<configfile>

Thanks very much.
That does indeed work.
[tim at blanche ~]$ sudo /usr/sbin/openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/client.conf

[tim at blanche ~]$ ping helen-vpn [On different desktop]
PING helen-vpn ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from helen-vpn ( icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=223 ms

I thought I had tried this, but maybe I didn't do it as root.

Timothy Murphy  
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