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[Bug 1211110] Re: network manager openvpn dns push data not updating system DNS addresses


I'm glad to see that I am not the only one fighting this issue on Ubuntu
15.10.  This is a real show stopper to this being brought into a
production environment. I found the same as post from Tristan on
2015-12-11.  I CAN run command line but it is a pain to enter my
username/pwd every time I need to launch VPN.  There is definitely a bug
in how the network manager runs openvpn.

Surprised to see this has been open over 2 years.

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  network manager openvpn dns push data not updating system DNS

Status in network-manager package in Ubuntu:
Status in openvpn package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When IPv4 Method is set to Automatic VPN, DNS address recieved from
  OpenVPN server do not update resolv.conf.

  This can be achieved when using a standard openvpn config file by
  adding the lines:

  script-security 2
  up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
  down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf

  In Network-manager there seems to be no option to run connection
  specific scripts and the DNS data from the server is ignored.

  Ubuntu 13.04

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