Start/stop of OpenVPN interfaces with ifup/ifdown

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Sun Jan 13 20:33:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 00:38 +0100, Jos Vos wrote:
> -  Is there a technical reason to not handle OpenVPN connections this
>    way in Fedora or is it just that it was decided to stay more close
>    to the generic OpenVPN startup script?
> -  Does anyone know of recent work in this area?  I guess the example
>    scripts in the thread I listed above might not work as-is with the
>    current Fedora and OpenVPN versions.
> -  Is there any interest in including (and maintaining) this in Fedora's
>    OpenVPN package, maybe just as an alternative startup method,
>    assuming someone wants to contribute the initial implementation?

Please do. I believe it should have been a condition of the initial
review of the package. We're supposed to be making a coherent
distribution, not just packaging up a bunch of software and chucking it
together on a DVD.


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