Arch VPN fixes
On starting the machine a network with vpn was causing the network connection to stall, I am not sure why and may dig into this more in the future, for now I have added a line to start script to bring the vpn up after the network has connected.
nmcli con up "man-006" passwd-file ~/.ssh/vpn-pass
The vpn exists with user and password in network maanger but is not required by any network. The password file in ~/.ssh/pass looks like this
Change to the actual password used, yes it is stored in clear text but it is only for the vpn
In addition after suspending the machine I added a systemd unit to fire after newtork manager has connected. This resides at /etc/systemd/system/vpn-up.service and contains this
[Unit] Description=Openvpn resume action Requires=network-online.target After=network-online.target Wants=network-online.target NetworkManager-wait-online.service StartLimitInterval=100 StartLimitBurst=5 [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=nmcli con up "man-006" passwd-file /home/simon/.ssh/vpn-pass Restart=on-failure RestartSec=10 [Install] WantedBy=suspend.target WantedBy=hibernate.target WantedBy=hybrid-sleep.target
Then enable and start this service.
One final tweak was a desktop launcher which can toggle the vpn state, the script for that is :
#!/bin/bash test=$(nmcli con show --active | grep -c tun0) # Possible results: # 0 - No VPN connected. Start one # 1 - VPN connected. Disable it case $test in "0") nmcli con up "man-006" passwd-file ~/.ssh/vpn-pass ;; "1") nmcli con down "man-006" notify-send --icon computer 'VPN Deactivated' ;; esac exit