Creating VPN connection section is too terse in internet

Bug #452647 reported by Gabor Kelemen on 2009-10-15
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Medium
Alex Wardle

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/internet/C/connecting-vpn.html

This section ends with "Click Add.". Ok, then what? Am I done? No, of course there are still a bunch of options and information needed to actually create a connection - these should be documented too.

Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) on 2009-10-15
summary: - Creating VPN section too terse in internet
+ Creating VPN connection section is too terse in internet
Lane Lester (llester) wrote :

I have three screenshots I took from a previous VPN install. But now with Karmic only the first image is anything like the current VPN sections in the network manager. Arrgh!

Lane Lester (llester) wrote :

OK, I read the wrong forum post on how to do this. It turned out I need the PPTP rather than the OpenVPN.

Connor Imes (ckimes) on 2009-12-13
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Nathan Murray (yotux) wrote :

I have an idea, This page could go to have a fourth step. But I am not sure if it would be apporiate to list all of the details on this page for each vpn connection type. I use pptp connection

antonio manuel (ac26649) wrote :

Solution stay in
Network Manager. Arrgh!
if you belive in that you said, you are in the right way . . . .

Alex Wardle (awardle) on 2010-03-07
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alex Wardle (awardle)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Alex Wardle (awardle) wrote :

This patch includes an updated and extend version of how to connect to a VPN.

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Alex, that patch looks good. The only suggestion I have is to change the "tip" about using a configuration file into a separate section. following the other 3. It currently looks awkward when viewed in yelp with the tip appearing at the top and the other sections having links below. Thanks for your work!

Alex Wardle (awardle) wrote :

I have added a new patch that moves the tip for adding a VPN from a config file to a separate section.

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Thanks, Alex, that looks great! I just moved the configuration file section to the bottom and committed it to the Lucid dev branch, rev. 477. Cheers.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 10.04.2

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ubuntu-docs (10.04.2) lucid; urgency=low

  * General:
    - Fixes to scripts/fix-url.sh (including LP: #482862)
    - Fix character encoding in contributors.xml (LP: #448618)
    - Updated version in browser-startpage html files, LP: #526320
    - Refresh pot files
  * Add-applications:
    - Updates for UI changes, Phil Bull
  * Config-desktop:
    - Added topic on changing window buttons from the left, Phil Bull
  * Hardware:
    - Added mention of gsynaptics, Connor Imes, LP: #450567
  * Internet:
    - Refresh list of plugins supplied by ubuntu-restricted-extras, branch
      from Nathan Murray, LP: #504981
    - Updates to reflect that Ekiga no longer installed by default, Connor Imes,
      LP: #508572
    - Grammar fix from Alex Wardle, LP: #517776
    - Order adjustment for shares-admin usage, Alex Wardle, LP: #518119
    - Button name change for shares-admin app, Alex Wardle, LP: #518170
    - Use unlock icon in networking section, Alex Wardle, LP: #518117
    - Updated directions on changing text size and page zooming in firefox,
      Alison Rowland, LP: #512556
    - Fixed guilabel usage in modem section. Alex Wardle, LP: #521243
    - Updated button and tab names in Static Connections section,
      Alex Wardle, LP: #521508
    - Typo fix in adsl section. Alex Wardle, LP: #525349
    - Removed unused and empty basics.xml, LP: #525431
    - Minor wording update to directions for sharing folders via nautilus,
      Connor Imes, LP: #518175
    - Use 'NetworkManager' not 'Network Manager' for consistency, Connor Imes
      LP: #518107
    - Update to troubleshooting mobile devices, Connor Imes, LP: #453459
    - Adjusted description of NetworkManager applet icons, Connor Imes
      LP: #440826
    - Additions to VPN section of connecting guide, Alex Wardle, LP: #452647
    - Expanded on using config files for vpn connections, Connor Imes
    - Command line substitution for Services utility which is not in Karmic or
      Lucid, Connor Imes, LP: #518460
    - Structural and language changes + updates for UI changes, Phil Bull
  * Musicvideophotos:
    - Added section for recording and editing video, Book 'em Dano, LP: #367569
  * Newtoubuntu:
    - Complete rewrite, Matthew East
  * Printing:
    - Simple Scan replaced xsane for scanning documents, Alex Wardle, LP: #546193
  * Serverguide:
    - Rename link to serverguide in advanced-topics.xml, Gilbert
      Mendoza, LP: #505708
    - Use distro-short-codename variable for vmbuilder documentation in
      serverguide rather than static version example, Connor Imes,. LP: #509653
    - Small fixes to security chapter, Connor Imes, LP: #510703
    - Small fixes from Nathan Handler, LP: #507624
    - Configuration change for OpenLDAP, Connor Imes, LP: #511090
    - Refresh of network-config section, Gilbert Mendoza, LP: #506800
    - Update manpage links to use distro-short-codename, Connor Imes
    - Changed OpenLDAP replication to use single Provider/Consumer configuration,
      Adam Sommer
    - Removed grub-password-security section - it does not apply to Grub2,
      Gilbert Mendoza, LP: #384148
    - Refere...

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Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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