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florido [LUVPN on OpenSuSE 15.1]
it_tips:luvpn [2020/05/08 15:56] (current)
florido
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 ====== Connecting to the LU VPN ====== ====== Connecting to the LU VPN ======
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 +:!: **20200508** These instructions have been updated. LU changed the way to connect to the VPN. I am investigating whether encryption is enforced. :!:
  
 The Lund University VPN is a system to secure connect from outside the LU network to The Lund University VPN is a system to secure connect from outside the LU network to
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         # strictcrlpolicy=yes         # strictcrlpolicy=yes
         # uniqueids = no         # uniqueids = no
-        ​enforceencaps ​= yes+        ​forceencaps ​= yes
 </​code>​ </​code>​
       - restart the l2tp and ipsec services with this command: <code bash>​sudo systemctl restart xl2tpd strongswan</​code>​       - restart the l2tp and ipsec services with this command: <code bash>​sudo systemctl restart xl2tpd strongswan</​code>​
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 +==== Known issues ====
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 +Sometimes when restarting networking the icon on the upper right corner shows that you're disconnected,​ and the VPN will not connect any longer. It is a gnome3 bug that affects network manager. To solve, it is enough to restart gnome3 by doing the following:
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 +  - Press ''​Alt''​ and ''​F2''​
 +  - In the dialog that appears, type ''​r''​ and press enter
 +
 +The icon should be restored.
 +
  
  
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   - Configure the VPN as shown in the figure, then click Save. {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_configvpn.png |}}   - Configure the VPN as shown in the figure, then click Save. {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_configvpn.png |}}
   - The VPN is now listed in the network manager. Click OK. {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_vpndone.png |}}   - The VPN is now listed in the network manager. Click OK. {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_vpndone.png |}}
-  ​- In order to connect, click on the small computer icon in the lower right corner, identify the VPN network and click on "​Connect"​ {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_vpnconnect.png |}}+ 
 +==== Connecting to the VPN ==== 
 + 
 +  ​- In order to **connect**, click on the small computer icon in the lower right corner, identify the VPN network and click on "​Connect"​ {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_vpnconnect.png |}}
   - You may be prompted for your LUCAT password. If all goes well, you should see this icon in the lower left corner: {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_connected.png?​600 |}}   - You may be prompted for your LUCAT password. If all goes well, you should see this icon in the lower left corner: {{ :​it_tips:​luvpn_os15_connected.png?​600 |}}
   - The connection is now established,​ however it is not very secure. You may need to configure IPsec to encrypt it, see later in this document.   - The connection is now established,​ however it is not very secure. You may need to configure IPsec to encrypt it, see later in this document.
-  ​- To disconnect, open the network manager icon again and click "​Disconnect" ​+ 
 +==== Disconnect from the VPN ==== 
 +  ​- To **disconnect**, open the network manager icon again and click "**Disconnect**" ​
     - Sometimes the applications do not react well after a vpn disconnect. Restarting NetworkManager doesn'​t help in openSuSE, it just messes up with its configuration. The best is to close and reopen the application or logout and relogin.     - Sometimes the applications do not react well after a vpn disconnect. Restarting NetworkManager doesn'​t help in openSuSE, it just messes up with its configuration. The best is to close and reopen the application or logout and relogin.
  
it_tips/luvpn.1584355632.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/03/16 10:47 by florido