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#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:43:36 PM(UTC)
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I successfully installed and setup the ACEVPN in Ubuntu 10.10 following the instructions in your website "Installing on Ubuntu or Debian – Using Network Manager GUI" (not knowledgeable enough to use this "Installing on Ubuntu or Debian – Compiling from source" that may resolve the issue). It works just fine except that I cant have it to "Connect automatically" and "Available to all users". I suspect that I need to copy the config files in /etc/openvpn/ directory but I don't have the necessary permissions to do so and don't know how to do get them. Any help welcome.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:22:54 PM(UTC)
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Are you getting any error? or does it just prompt you to enter keyring password? If its prompting for keyring password and you want to get rid of it refer to this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=860358
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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:07:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: acevpn Go to Quoted Post
Are you getting any error? or does it just prompt you to enter keyring password? If its prompting for keyring password and you want to get rid of it refer to this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=860358


When "connect automatically" box is checked, there is simply no automatic connection of the selected VPN at startup. No other error messages or keyring boxes and PW asked.
When "available to all users" is checked I get error message :"The VPN Connection "MyVPN" failed because the VPN service failed to start.".
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#4 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:45:00 PM(UTC)
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Can you post your syslog?
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#5 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:34:39 PM(UTC)
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Can you post your syslog?

No idea how to do this. Please provide with command line. Thx
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#6 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:44:45 PM(UTC)
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Please refer here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=913851. This issue is more to do with Ubuntu than Acevpn.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:52:11 PM(UTC)
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The log you sent us is incomplete. Can you post the lines relevant to Network Manager please?
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#8 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:47:05 PM(UTC)
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From the log your VPN is active. You sure the VPN is not working? It usually takes few minutes after boot for network manager to initialize and connect to the servers.

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#9 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:57:42 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: acevpn Go to Quoted Post
From the log your VPN is active. You sure the VPN is not working? It usually takes few minutes after boot for network manager to initialize and connect to the servers.


" ..... It works just fine except that I cant have it to "Connect automatically" and "Available to all users". I suspect that I need to copy the config files in /etc/openvpn/ directory but I don't have the necessary permissions to do so and don't know how to do get them. Any help welcome."

I want to have up and running at startup ad also available to all users.
Also,
connection drops frequently after few minutes of inactivity.
Thanks
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#10 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:20:26 PM(UTC)
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You need to be su to copy files to /etc/openvpn.

In your terminal run the following commands.

Code:
su -
cp /path_where_you_have_files_currently/* /etc/openvpn/


Have you tried copying the certificates and keys to a folder under /home folder and giving everyone the permission to read files?

For inactivity you may have to add a cron job that runs every minute or so to ping some website. If you are using the command line openvpn you can add the following line to your config and restart openvpn.

Code:
keepalive 30 900
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#11 Posted : Friday, January 21, 2011 2:05:32 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: acevpn Go to Quoted Post
You need to be su to copy files to /etc/openvpn.

In your terminal run the following commands.

Code:
su -
cp /path_where_you_have_files_currently/* /etc/openvpn/


Have you tried copying the certificates and keys to a folder under /home folder and giving everyone the permission to read files?

For inactivity you may have to add a cron job that runs every minute or so to ping some website. If you are using the command line openvpn you can add the following line to your config and restart openvpn.

Code:
keepalive 30 900

Thanks for the input, I'll try it during the w/e and report if problems.
Also,
Generally speaking which is the best method to use for protection. the SSL VPN, the PPTP VPN or the L2TP?
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#12 Posted : Friday, January 21, 2011 2:21:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: stav Go to Quoted Post
Generally speaking which is the best method to use for protection. the SSL VPN, the PPTP VPN or the L2TP?


This depends on which device you are running VPN. If its computer we recommend OpenVPN. On your iPhone / iPad you are forced to use PPTP / L2TP. PPTP is known for its weak encryption but if your primary use of VPN is to catch up with TV shows even this is good enough.
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