sharkcz (sharkcz) wrote,

OpenVPN and NetworkManager conflict

I was trying to configure a system wide VPN using OpenVPN on a F-22 Alpha system by editing config file under /etc/openvpn and got into situation where not all routes sent by the OpenVPN server were applied on the client. After looking at system journal the cause seems to be a conflict between NetworkManager and OpenVPN where OpenVPN opens a new tun0 interface and NM wants to own it. The solution was to create a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-tun0 file with 2 lines like

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