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Wired / VPN autoconnect

asked 2016-03-02 05:12:01 -0500

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updated 2016-03-02 18:02:29 -0500

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Feature request more than anything, but other dists seem to have this configured and works quite well - usually an option in the settings dialogue of a wired network connection that is grayed out unless a VPN connection has been configured, in which case there is a dropdown box of VPN connections and a tickbox option to connect automatically to the selected VPN when the wired connection is activated.

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What distro using Gnome 3.1x does provide this feature?

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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-02 09:09:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-02 12:29:25 -0500

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i found on ubuntu:

seems to work, when you use nm-connection-editor instead of the built in. (haven't tried it myself) or on: theres a python script as a workaround.

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nm-connection-editor does indeed do the trick - I didn't realize there were both NetworkManager and GNOME guis to configure the network (I think that is correct to say). It is though a user 'user case' scenario rather than admin., I might suggest the feature be added to GNOME all the same.

VinceK gravatar imageVinceK ( 2016-03-02 13:30:53 -0500 )edit

was the same for me, i recently figured out, that nm-connection-editor has a few more features. And it helped me to fix two broken VPN Connections.

ceres2009 gravatar imageceres2009 ( 2016-03-02 15:06:20 -0500 )edit

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