[Durham] adding a route to boot

Andrew Glass andrewglass3 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 19:04:58 UTC 2014

Hi Oli 

Thanks for your help.

When I run ls -l /etc/rc*.d/*openvpn*/ it returns  

	ls: cannot access /etc/rc*.d/*openvpn*/: No such file or directory

However I have checked the config in/etc/default/openvpn and AUTOSTART=ALL
was commented out so Ive set it to true.  Thank you for that :) Will restart
the server and see if openvpn autostarts :)



-----Original Message-----
From: durham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
[mailto:durham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On Behalf Of Oliver Burnett-Hall
Sent: 28 June 2014 11:54
To: Durham Linux User Group mailing list
Subject: Re: [Durham] adding a route to boot

On 27 June 2014 20:41, Andrew Glass <andrewglass3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to add a route to my debian server when it boots up after a
> Can anyone show me the best place as I need it to do this:
> post-up route add -net gw

That looks like a command that would go in /etc/network/interfaces.
Run 'man interfaces' for the syntax used in that file; post-up is described
in the 'iface options' section.

> also update-rc.d openvpn defaults doesn't seem to make openvpn start 
> when the server reboots.

You shouldn't need to play around with update-rc.d for openvpn; the debian
package already comes with symlinks in /etc/rc?.d/ installed.
Check that they're still there by running 'ls -l /etc/rc*.d/*openvpn*/'.

Have you edited /etc/default/openvpn? It looks like you need to set the
AUTOSTART variable to say what VPNs you want to start up.


- olly

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