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start Openvpn in rc.local always ask connection

asked 2014-10-27 22:44:41 +0300

Luca gravatar image

updated 2014-10-27 23:26:09 +0300

Hi all, I need to start openvpn client in background when starting phone.

At the moment the faster solution I found is to add in rc.local :

        openvpn /etc/openvpn/client.conf &

and to set rc.local executable.
It works fine after a reboot but there is a issue, If the phone has no available internet connection (or If I don't want it to connect) it appears the "connection popup" (I don't know it's name) asking me to select a network connection. This is very annoying.
I'd like to keep openvpn running in background. It by default check with a certain interval to connect so when connection goes on it can connect by itself and it can disconnect when connection goes down.
Is there a way to avoid the asking of connection for specific applications?
If no, is there an alternative to start openvpn in background?



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can't you just create RPM with a script which would just switch openvpn (start/stop), you can then just tap on app icon to switch openvpn

virgi26 ( 2014-10-27 22:59:54 +0300 )edit

As I told, I need it to start at boot time and run in background without "human interaction". This is also useful If I loose the phone. Passing throw my openvpn server I can reach my phone (if connected to a network) wherever it is...

Luca ( 2014-10-27 23:05:44 +0300 )edit

oh yes... i meant it just as an alternative=)

virgi26 ( 2014-10-27 23:14:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-28 07:15:19 +0300

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use a systemd service, that executes after network is ready. More info is here. http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/NetworkTarget/

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thanks, I'll try.

Luca ( 2014-10-28 08:36:44 +0300 )edit

You are free to try my new build of openvpn (you may have a look also at the services there) It should create the necessary systemd scripts, so only minor modifications will be needed. https://build.merproject.org/package/binaries/home:nielnielsen/openvpn?repository=sailfish_latest_armv7hl

Nieldk ( 2014-10-28 09:13:09 +0300 )edit

Hi Nieldk, can you please explain the main differences between Jolla openvpn package and your?

Luca ( 2014-10-28 09:58:31 +0300 )edit

Newer version (latest 2.3.4) and systemd scripts. Otherwise, I dont think much of a difference. You can probably use Jolla and create the systemd scripts manually, alltough, it seems at least Jollas is build without the systemd option for ask-password (which You probably dont need)

Nieldk ( 2014-10-28 10:06:17 +0300 )edit

Ok, thanks. I think systemd script should be what I need. I'm just trying...

Luca ( 2014-10-28 10:07:53 +0300 )edit
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