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I am still using 16.04. I plan on upgrading to 20.04 when the academic year is over.

I recently did something stupid and tried to install OpenPLC Editor, which involved uninstalling a bunch of things, including some Python and GTK stuff. Now, I can't connect to VPN. At first I couldn't connect to both my school's VPN and NordVPN, but I deleted and reinstalled the NordVPN connection, and it now works. My school's VPN connection does not work. Here are the instructions for getting on the school's VPN https://faculty-web.msoe.edu/hasker/resources/vpn.html

EDIT: Here is some more information:

1) I just upgraded to 18.04

2) Changing the password information to "Store the password for all users" got it to at least try.

3)

user@machine:~$ systemctl status network-manager

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May 26 01:24:17 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474257.5085] manager: (tun0): new Tun device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/6)
May 26 01:24:17 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474257.5336] devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/tun0, iface: tun0)
May 26 01:24:17 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474257.5337] device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/tun0, iface: tun0): no ifupdown configuration found.
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: /usr/sbin/vpnc: no response from target
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474288.0457] devices removed (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/tun0, iface: tun0)
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <warn>  [1590474288.0651] vpn-connection[0x560a256a4600,94b63c87-198c-4e2e-90d1-e0f4320f5e10,"MSOE SSL VPN",0]: VPN plugin: failed: connect-failed 
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <warn>  [1590474288.0652] vpn-connection[0x560a256a4600,94b63c87-198c-4e2e-90d1-e0f4320f5e10,"MSOE SSL VPN",0]: VPN plugin: failed: connect-failed 
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474288.0652] vpn-connection[0x560a256a4600,94b63c87-198c-4e2e-90d1-e0f4320f5e10,"MSOE SSL VPN",0]: VPN plugin: state changed: stopping
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474288.0652] vpn-connection[0x560a256a4600,94b63c87-198c-4e2e-90d1-e0f4320f5e10,"MSOE SSL VPN",0]: VPN plugin: state changed: stopped 
May 26 01:24:48 machine.domain.com NetworkManager[3270]: <info>  [1590474288.0697] vpn-connection[0x560a256a4600,94b63c87-198c-4e2e-90d1-e0f4320f5e10,"MSOE SSL VPN",0]: VPN service disappeared

There appears to be some issue with ifupdown.

UPDATE: I just set up my server and took off the firewall exceptions for the desktop and tried to load NordVPN through OpenVPN, and it wan't load either now. I supposedly have NordVPN running on my desktop through the Nord Linux app, but I don't know how to verify that.

Any help is appreciated.

  • Are you connecting to school's vpn while being connected to NordVPN ? – JoKeR May 7 at 11:09
  • Try installing openvpn, I believe your school instructions rely on this. It will reinstall the missing dependencies. – Charles May 7 at 11:09
  • @Charles OpenVPN is already installed – Jeffrey Rolland May 7 at 15:02
  • I tried uninstalling and reinstalling - no dice – Jeffrey Rolland May 7 at 15:11
  • Does the NordVPN connection uses OpenVPN aswell? It could be interfering with your school's connection – Charles May 7 at 15:24
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Since your school uses Ciso based vpn, I would try to purge the package, network-manager-vpnc, and reinstall it. Maybe that would fix the problem.

sudo apt-get purge network-manager-vpnc

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt install network-manager-vpnc

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  • OK, sorry for the delay. I upgraded to 18.04, followed all the website tutorials I could, including yours, but I couldn't get MSOE's VPN to connect. Nord's, again, connects just fine, but MSOE's just shuts off immediately and kind-of just doesn't try. I'll reinstate the bounty – Jeffrey Rolland May 26 at 1:15
  • I don't know how to reinstate the bounty – Jeffrey Rolland May 26 at 1:20
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It's working again! I noticed PyChess was one of the applications that was removed when I screwed around with OpenPLC, so I used the Ubuntu Software GUI to re-install PyChess, and, ala-kazaam! VPN was working again with the GUI.

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