openvpn: Linux ifconfig failed

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Young Hen
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openvpn: Linux ifconfig failed

Post by Omnomnom9 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 21:05


I get this error message when trying to connect to a vpn server:

openvpn: Linux ifconfig failed: could not execute external program

Could you please fix this bug? There is a workaround to "fix" this through symlinks but I think that is not the optimal solution.



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Baby Hen
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Re: openvpn: Linux ifconfig failed

Post by k0nsl » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:06

I'm not sure how you're running openvpn but in my case I just fire up a terminal and run:

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sudo /usr/sbin/openvpn devNET_k0nsl_k0nsl_SE.ovpn
That works for me :)

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