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P.I.A. vpn config?

asked 2013-09-09 13:54:37 -0500

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updated 2013-09-12 03:25:35 -0500

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hey there im new here, ive used fedora before (very briefly) but i have very little experience with VPN's. i use PIA (PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS)in my window's machine the vpn is easily setup with an included installer. but theres no installer fro PIA in fedora. i tried to use the openVPN settings detailed on their site but they seem to be tailored to unpuntu. and i really have no idea what the diff would be. any help would be appreciated.


ok tried that everything seemed to translate well but now i get a new problem and i still cant connect to PIA if i could paste a screen shot in here i would but as stated in my previous post i've only breifly been involved with fedora, and i dont know how yet. anyways i get an error related to selinux this is the info from the selinux trouble shooter details

"SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/openvpn from open access on the file /home/nunya/ca.crt.

*****  Plugin openvpn (47.5 confidence) suggests  ****************************

If you want to mv ca.crt to standard location so that openvpn can have open access
Then you must move the cert file to the ~/.cert directory
# mv /home/nunya/ca.crt ~/.cert
# restorecon -R -v ~/.cert

*****  Plugin openvpn (47.5 confidence) suggests  ****************************

If you want to modify the label on ca.crt so that openvpn can have open access on it
Then you must fix the labels.
# semanage fcontext -a -t home_cert_t /home/nunya/ca.crt
# restorecon -R -v /home/nunya/ca.crt

*****  Plugin catchall (6.38 confidence) suggests  ***************************

If you believe that openvpn should be allowed open access on the ca.crt file by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
allow this access for now by executing:
# grep openvpn /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0
Target Objects                /home/nunya/ca.crt [ file ]
Source                        openvpn
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/openvpn
Port                          <unknown>
Host                          localhost.localdomain
Source RPM Packages           openvpn-2.3.2-1.fc19.i686
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.12.1-74.1.fc19.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     localhost.localdomain
Platform                      Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.10-200.fc19.i686
                              #1 SMP Thu Aug 29 19:25:53 UTC 2013 i686 i686
Alert Count                   16
First Seen                    2013-09-08 20:56:25 MDT
Last Seen                     2013-09-11 19:46:43 MDT
Local ID                      6f51d205-20c6-4c17-a691-d394887cb42d

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1378950403.986:443): avc:  denied  { open } for  pid=2011 comm="openvpn" path="/home/nunya/ca.crt" dev="dm-1" ino=404433 scontext=system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0 tclass=file

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1378950403.986:443): arch=i386 syscall=open success=no exit=EACCES a0=bfd6bf53 a1=8000 a2=1b6 a3=b7f7b200 items=0 ppid ...
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selinux is a securtity feature of linux, you can learn about it from the wiki. Did you try any of the suggestions of the selinux trouble shooter?

Jann5s gravatar imageJann5s ( 2013-09-12 05:54:33 -0500 )edit

i tried all of them still cant get connected

Fauxfire gravatar imageFauxfire ( 2013-09-12 20:18:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-09 14:41:37 -0500

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Have a look at try to translate the settings of your host to the example given in the wiki. If stuck in any particular step, please update the question.

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answered 2013-09-11 21:01:57 -0500

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updated 2013-09-12 03:24:29 -0500

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moved text to question (Jann5s)

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not sure what happened there i see your reply in my messages but i cant read it here :(

Fauxfire gravatar imageFauxfire ( 2013-09-12 20:17:23 -0500 )edit

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