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Old 12th April 2010, 10:45 AM
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Question openvpn service is dead

Hello everybody! I have the following problem, i just installed Fedora 12, clean without anything change in it. I opened services dialog, and the openvpn service have status:dead, however it shows that it is enabled.
when i try to run it as:
/sbin/service openvpn start. It write OK. However if check it:
/sbin/service openvpn status
it write that service not running. What is a point of a problem? I have opened openvpn in FireWall,however without success, may be some additionsl services for openvpn are not running?
Old 17th April 2010, 02:08 PM
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Re: openvpn service is dead

The problem is resolved. The sense of the problem was, that as described in /etc/init.d/openvpn (/sbin/service start this script),
the work=/etc/openvpn is the work folder, so shell script search all config files in this folder, if any of them exists, it run them as:
$openvpn --daemon --writepid $piddir/$bn.pid --config $c --cd $work $script_security
(Line 174) and write pid file to directory,
/var/run/openvpn. if there is no problems it creates lock file in:/var/lock/subsys/openvpn. And if lock file not exists(it means that were some problems to start config files),it returns "openvpn: service not started", and the service marks as dead in the list of services.
So lets assume the problem as resolved.
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