View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems switching from vpnc to network-manager-vpnc

April 25th, 2008, 02:27 AM
Hey all-

I want to switch from using the command line vpnc client to the network manager plugin. I have a vpnc conf file that works fine, and that I've been using for a while. I set up the network manager VPN connection using information from the conf file, but it doesn't seem to be able to create a connection to the network. Worse, no errors are printed out anywhere!

Can someone point me to where the error log is for the network manager so that I can try to figure out what's going on?


May 15th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Hi, first kill network manager:
As root,

# killall NetworkManager NetworkManagerDispatcher

Then restart it, telling it not to daemonize

# NetworkManager --no-daemon

This will print messages to the terminal. I am having what appears to be the same problem as you, mine comes down to this error:

** (process:16186): WARNING **: <WARNING> nm_vpnc_dbus_init (): Could not acquire the dbus service. dbus_bus_request_name() says: 'Connection ":1.8037" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc" due to security policies in the configuration file'

May 16th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Actually, one of the recent upgrades seems to have fixed the problem. I can now VPN into my network!