2016-10-15 21:34 GMT+08:00 Gert Doering <g...@greenie.muc.de>:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 08:47:38PM +0800, Hongyi Zhao wrote:
>> >> Can I preserve the tun device from being deleted on the client side after
>> >> the connection was closed or the server side is unavailable?
>> >
>> > Depends on the operating system used, but generally yes.
>> I use Debian and always find that the tun device will be deleted
>> automatically after the server side is down/unavailable/closed.
>> So, how can I preserve that tun device for my case?
> precreate:
> $ openvpn --mktun tun4

I tried it, it seems the command should be something as follows:

$ sudo openvpn --mktun --dev tun4

> and then use that
> $ openvpn --dev tun4 ...

Thanks, it does the trick.

But I find another issue: when the vpn connection is down on this
device, the tun device created by the above method can only be listed
by using `ip link' command, while the `ifconfig ' will not list this

When the device is up/ in-using, both the `ip link' and the `ifconfig
' will list this device.

Why this happen?


> (on BSDs, one would do "ifconfig tun4 create", but Linux' ifconfig cannot
> do that)
> gert
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Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.z...@gmail.com>
Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
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