mageia 6 vpnc connection issues solved using fedora packages

mageia 6 vpnc connection issues solved using fedora packages

Postby christine_h » Feb 4th, '18, 19:59

Since december 2017, I experience some problems to connect to my University via vpnc, although I used to do it for years under mageia,
and nothing changed in the cisco-vpn config of my University. I could not solve the problem even after downgrading the current vpn version
to the one of mageia 5. The only -and unsatisfactory- turn around I could find was to install by hand old fedora rpm packets :
vpnc-0.5.3-28.svn550.fc26.x86_64.rpm and vpnc-script-20140805-5.gitdf5808b.fc26.noarch.rpm, via the unsafe command line:
rpm -i --nodeps vpnc-0.5.3-28.svn550.fc26.x86_64.rpm vpnc-script-20140805-5.gitdf5808b.fc26.noarch.rpm

Those packets can be found on https://rpmfind.net/

Any better solution using only mageia packets is welcome !
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Re: mageia 6 vpnc connection issues solved using fedora pack

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 5th, '18, 19:20

christine_h wrote:Any better solution using only mageia packets is welcome !

Hi there, as you still need a solution I've split your reply into a separate thread. As a general hint and golden rule: Please only one problem per thread ;)

You should probably start with getting some more verbose information what the issue is actually about.

As root, enable networkmanager debugging like so:

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echo -e "[logging]\nlevel=DEBUG" >> /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
systemctl restart NetworkManager.service

The same can also be done on-the-fly like so:
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Network ... _Debugging


You can see the logs via
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journalctl -ab -u NetworkManager.service


This is for networkmanager itself, and vor the vpnc plugin see
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager/Debugging#Debugging_NetworkManager-vpnc
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