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Emma's Son
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VPN-Connection failed

Post by Emma's Son » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:10 am

Hello forum,

I am trying to set up a VPN connection to my German FritzBox (Cabel 6490 - FRITZ!OS: 06.87).
I have followed the instruction here: https://en.avm.de/service/vpn/tips-tric ... -in-linux/

I registered with myfritz.de and I received a "publick URL" for my fritzbox (owlxxxxxxxxxx6xh.myfritz.net). I can access my Fritzbox via this adress.
In my Fritzbox I have set up a user and enabled VPN

I have a user (with Passwort) and a "shared secret" provided by my fritzbox.

On my client (Version Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit, MATE 1.18.0) I have installed network-manager-vpnc-gnome and all depending packages.

When I click on the network-manager in my task bar, I can add a "cisco compatible network client (vpnc)" as new network connection:

- new VPN-name -
(Tab VPN)
Gateway: owlxxxxxxxxxx6xh.myfritz.net
Username: myusername
User Passwort: ***userpasswort*****
Group Name: myusername
Group Passwort: ****shared secret****

Then I can start "new VPN-name" via the network manager, but I receive an error message: VPN-Connection failed.

When I check /var/log/syslog I receive these messages:
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <info> [1533474237.0826] keyfile: update /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/VPN-Verbindung 1 (ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1")
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: ** Message: vpnc started with pid 8343
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <info> [1533474237.0912] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN plugin: state changed: starting (3)
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <info> [1533474237.0913] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN connection: (ConnectInteractive) reply received
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: /usr/sbin/vpnc: unknown host `owlxxxxxxxxxx6xh.myfritz.net'
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: ** (nm-vpnc-service:8323): WARNING **: vpnc exited with error code 1
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <warn> [1533474237.1320] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN plugin: failed: connect-failed (1)
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <warn> [1533474237.1324] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN plugin: failed: connect-failed (1)
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <info> [1533474237.1325] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN plugin: state changed: stopping (5)
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <info> [1533474237.1326] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN plugin: state changed: stopped (6)
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: <info> [1533474237.1337] vpn-connection[0x186c7e0,ea7e7523-c17d-4597-a1d2-d2871a491ecf,"VPN-Verbindung 1",0]: VPN plugin: state change reason: unknown (0)
What looks especially strange to me is the line:
Aug 5 15:03:57 dev03 NetworkManager[1044]: /usr/sbin/vpnc: unknown host `owlxxxxxxxxxx6xh.myfritz.net'

Is this the root cause for not connection to VPN?
Any idea, how I can solve this?

Many thanks in advance.

Son
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Version Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64-bit, Kernel Linux 4.4.0-109-generic x86_64, MATE 1.16.2

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Re: VPN-Connection failed

Post by wiltur » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 am

Well got the same problem using the GUI, try to launch you vpn connection in a terminal, using sudo

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sudo openvpn your-config.ovpn
works fine for me, but don't know how to make it works with the network connexion manager.

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Re: VPN-Connection failed

Post by Emma's Son » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 am

Thank you for this hint.
sudo openvpn your-config.ovpn
But I am facing another obstacle: I can not find any ".ovpn" files on my system ($ sudo find / -name ".ovpn" -> no results)
As I have already set up a VPN-connection with the networkmanager GUI, would expect a file like this...
If I try to export the VPN connection with the networkmanager, it only offers me a .pcf file, which is a complete different format.

Do I need to set up a .ovpn file manually? If so, where can I find the relevant parameters?

Still thankful for supporting me and best regards

Son
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Re: VPN-Connection failed

Post by catweazel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 am

Emma's Son wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 am
I can not find any ".ovpn" files on my system
Your VPN host will have them for download.
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