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FS#26985 - [openvpn] init script "status" and "vpn_name" options

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Borja Ruiz (borja.ruiz) - Thursday, 17 November 2011, 23:55 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Friday, 16 November 2012, 12:10 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Description:

openvpn init script do not privide a "status" option, so manual checked via cmd line is required (embarrasing if a host is running multiple vpn's).

Also,by default, openvpn script starts/stops all vpn's .conf config files present in /etc/openvpn
A nice feature would be to have control "per vpn", by using the init script like this:

/etc/rc.d/openvpn <start|stop|status|restart> [vpn_name]


Note: see attached modification of openvpn init script implementing the requested features.


Additional info:
* package version(s)

arch openvpn # openvpn --version
OpenVPN 2.2.1 x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] [eurephia] built on Aug 13 2011
Originally developed by James Yonan
Copyright (C) 2002-2010 OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. <sales@openvpn.net>

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-password-save --mandir=/usr/share/man --enable-iproute2

Compile time defines: ENABLE_CLIENT_SERVER ENABLE_DEBUG ENABLE_EUREPHIA ENABLE_FRAGMENT ENABLE_HTTP_PROXY ENABLE_MANAGEMENT ENABLE_MULTIHOME ENABLE_PASSWORD_SAVE ENABLE_PORT_SHARE ENABLE_SOCKS USE_CRYPTO USE_LIBDL USE_LZO USE_SSL
arch openvpn #

* config and/or log files: N/A


Steps to reproduce: none needed (default instalation)

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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Friday, 16 November 2012, 12:10 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  Move to systemd
Comment by Alexander Straube (a-st) - Saturday, 10 March 2012, 22:06 GMT
I also tried to modify the openvpn initscript ;)

Main initscript is /etc/rc.d/openvpn and main config is /etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf

If you want to create an alternative config you just create a symlink of /etc/rc.d/openvpn. For example:

config: /etc/openvpn/myCompany.conf
symlink: /etc/rc.d/openvpn.myCompany -> /etc/rc.d/openvpn

Status is also implemented: /etc/rc.d/openvpn.myCompany status

EDIT: Modified the initscript in a better way ;)

/etc/rc.d/openvpn has the old function (starting/stopping every conf in /etc/openvpn) but I added the status function.

If you symlink /etc/rc.d/openvpn to /etc/rc.d/openvpn.myCompany and a config /etc/openvpn/myCompany.conf exists /etc/rc.d/openvpn.myCompany will start, stop and get status for the myCompany VPN

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