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Bug 452506 - openvpn does not always set remote variable
Summary: openvpn does not always set remote variable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openvpn
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steven Pritchard
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 446335
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-23 13:57 UTC by Christoph Höger
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:59:24 UTC

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Description Christoph Höger 2008-06-23 13:57:05 UTC
Description of problem:
Like man openvpn states:

              The  --remote parameter.  Set on program initiation and reset on

The remote_1 parameter should hold the remote ip for the connection. 
When I try this:
[root@choeger6 ~]# openvpn --secret /home/choeger/cert/static.key --dev tun
--ifconfig --remote --up | grep remote

(/usr/bin/ just calls printenv without params)

I only get:


Obviously there should also be remote_1=

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
Actual results:
No environment variable remote_{n} is set

Expected results:
remote_1 should hold the remote ip.

Additional info:
NetworkManager-openvpn relies on this feature, as nm-openvpn-service-helper is
run as an --up script and needs to get the remote ip.
This makes this bug a bad showstopper.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:44:31 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:59:24 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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