Please auto-reconnect to VPN

Bug #344455 reported by Michael Jones on 2009-03-17
This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On my campus VPN, a connection can be made, and an Internet connection established. But the VPN disconnects every several minutes.
The pptp module for network-manager has an "automatically" connect option, but not a "automatically reconnect" option.
It would be nice.

    A team of us tried to go through the code and add this functionality, but were absolutely unable to find where to begin. The string that is displayed: "The VPN connection failed" exists in none of the C files, and the en_GB.po file that DOES contain it specifies that its found in nm-ppp-starter.c... which doesn't appear to exist.


Martin (martin-wetterstedt) wrote :

I would also like to see this feature!

I am connecting my home network to the net with a mobile broadband connection and shares it using network-manager. Every now and then I am disconnected, maybe due to issues with the mobile broadband provider. However, it would be great if network-manager could keep trying to reconnect, instead of me having to do that manually. I am depending on my internet connection for SIP telephony.

Martin (martin-wetterstedt) wrote :

I've now upgraded to Jaunty (9.04) and the same issue persists.

I've added NetworkManager to the list of affected packages. Perhaps network-manager-applet should be removed altogether from the list. It's NetworkManager itself that this issue affects, the applet just does the displaying.

I also added a link to the upstream bug report.

Changed in network-manager:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Wishlist → High
Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-10-30
affects: network-manager-applet (Ubuntu) → network-manager (Ubuntu)
summary: - network-manager-applet auto-reconnect to VPN
+ Please auto-reconnect to VPN
Mark Wentland (wentland) wrote :

This bug has something to do with hereafter bug
I think.

Changed in network-manager:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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