I was presented with the problem of my vpn connection and pptp dropping on me over time, sometimes being over a period of days or hours. I needed some sort of solution to have my vpn reconnect, automatically. I felt vulnerable, running p2p or whatever else during the night and not knowing if it would drop while I was asleep or away.
I did a lot of research, found a few promising scripts and plug-ins, but couldn't get anything to work right, like many of people I read about.
I made a bash script-
Requirements- networkmanager, openvpn/pptp, nmcli (which i believe is packaged with networkmanager)
name this whatever you like
make it executable and open privileges
I added mine to my autostart file
Replace "*cryptocloud*" with your vpn name
while [ "true" ]
vpnck=$(nmcli con status uuid 3e46a1d0-ab02-4d69-bd36-31dfcc01af6d)
if [[ $vpnck == *cryptocloud* ]]
(sleep 1s && nmcli con up uuid 3e46a1d0-ab02-4d69-bd36-31dfcc01af6d)
Replace "3e46a1d0-ab02-4d69-bd36-31dfcc01af6d" with your uuid of the vpn you want to auto reconnect.
To find out your uuid type
in your terminal
The downside to this is you have a bash script that checks every 20 seconds, or whatever you change that to, but imo this is better than a lot of bloated scripts and plug-ins I've seen circulating.
If there are any optimizations that anyone has please share.