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I'm trying to run vpnc I get this error

vpnc-connect: can't open /dev/net/tun, check that it is either device char 10 200 or (with DevFS) a symlink to ../misc/net/tun (not misc/net/tun): No such device
vpnc-connect: can't initialise tunnel interface: No such device

However when I check for the tun device I get

root@t............:~# ls -l /dev/net/tun 
crw------- 1 root root 10, 200 2012-11-02 01:49 /dev/net/tun

This is Ubuntu 10.04 32bit running on a VPS with tun/tap enabled. I had to ask the administrator to enable it.

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Are you running vpnc-connect as root? The ls output shows the device is only readable and writeable by the root user.

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Yes I'm running it as root – lloowen Nov 2 '12 at 0:29
Yes I'm running it as root – lloowen Nov 2 '12 at 13:20

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