Getting started in mlvpn¶
If you trust me, you can use the mlvpn debian repository for Debian wheezy:
# Add the mlvpn repository signature sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv 3324C952 echo "deb http://debian.mlvpn.fr wheezy/" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mlvpn.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mlvpn
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS REPOSITORY YET.
If you trust me, you can use the mlvpn debian repository for Debian sid:
# Add the mlvpn repository signature sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv 3324C952 echo "deb http://debian.mlvpn.fr unstable/" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mlvpn.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mlvpn
Refer to the README.OpenBSD file inside the mlvpn repository for OpenBSD build instructions.
pkg install git libev libsodium git clone --branch freebsd https://github.com/zehome/MLVPN mlvpn cd mlvpn make
This port is not tested often and may break.
mlvpn is using two configuration files for every tunnel you want to make.
mlvpn.conf(1) is an ini-style configuration. It’s used to set the interface name, the secret-key, network configuration of the multiple links and path to the second configration script.
Please refer the the mlvpn.conf(1) manpage for further informations.
access the manpage using: man mlvpn.conf
mlvpn_updown.sh is a script called by mlvpn when status change occurs in mlvpn.
For example, when mlvpn is launched and a link is activated, mlvpn_updown.sh is called in order to bring the tunnel device up and ready for communication.
Checking mlvpn status using ps¶
You can check what mlvpn is doing at any time by using standard unix command ps.
mlvpn spawns two process. One privileged running as root with [priv] in it’s name.
The other running as the user you have selected with running mlvpn –user.
root 30222 30221 0 23:17 pts/8 00:00:00 mlvpn: adsl3g [priv] ed 30223 30222 0 23:17 pts/8 00:00:00 mlvpn: adsl3g !3g @adsl
This output means tunnel 3g is down, and adsl is up.
Tunnel prefix reference¶
- ‘!’ means down
- ‘@’ means up & running
- ‘~’ means up but lossy (above the configured threshold)
Hot reloading mlvpn configuration¶
mlvpn supports hot configuration reloading. You can reload the configuration by sending the SIGHUP signal to any process.
kill -HUP $(pidof mlvpn) # or pkill -HUP mlvpn
Hot reloading the configuration forces every established link to be disconnected and reconnected.