[Server-devel] XSCE5: OpenVPN usage

Tim Moody tim at timmoody.com
Fri Feb 14 14:46:59 EST 2014

thanks.  I didn’t realized that the activity central open vpn instance is running.


From: George Hunt 
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 11:18 AM
To: Tim Moody 
Cc: tkkang at nurturingasia.com ; Adam Holt ; XS Devel 
Subject: Re: XSCE5: OpenVPN usage

Thanks Tim for your comment.  It jogged my memory, and I went back and discovered a not printable character in one of the yml files which caused runansible to error out. I pushed a corrected version to github. 

Yes, the playbook I've posted connects to xsce.activitycentral.com.  The amazon instance  that I set up for Haiti is one that I pay for ($130 per year) to accommodate privacy concerns.

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Tim Moody <tim at timmoody.com> wrote:

  I tried to install this when we got back from Haiti and ansible did not complete using runansible.  I also think it tries to connect to xsce.activitycentral.com rather than amazon.


  From: George Hunt 
  Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:22 PM
  To: tkkang at nurturingasia.com 
  Cc: Tim Moody ; Adam Holt 
  Subject: Re: XSCE5: OpenVPN usage


  Unfortunately, the openvpn feature, which was a part of 0.4 XSCE was not included in 5.0XSCE.  

  When I was preparing for our Haiti deployment, I wrote up an Ansible playbook which included openvpn.  This is available at https://github.com/georgejhunt/ezadmin.  I think you can download the zip (available in the right hand column) file and install just the openvpn component by unzipping and running the following:
ansible-playbook -i ansible_hosts ezadmin.yml --connection=local --tags="openvpn"Since openvpn was not part of the release cycle for XSCE 5.0, we may need to work together some to get it running.  I'm not sure the documentation applies to what I took to Haiti in every detail.

  On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 7:46 PM, <tkkang at nurturingasia.com> wrote:

    Dear George Hunt,

    Thanks for the information on the XSCE video chat regarding openvpn support if needed for the Malaysia deployment.

    Just started to read http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Setting_Up_an_XSCE_VPN toget started.

    On my XSCE 5when I type "xs-vpn test" as in the instruction I get command not found. Is VPN already installed with XSCE5 as I get the impression it is reading the instructions ? I try to add xs-vpn on but there is no existing  /etc/rc.d/rc.local file there.

    I am new to this and hence a little confused as to what is already there and if I am missing critical stps after a default XSCE 5 install.

    Cheers and some advice!

    T.K. Kang
    kkang at nurturingeducation.com

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