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Sometimes when vpnc gets interrupted in the middle of establishing or breaking a connection, it gets 'stuck': when i run vpnc-disconnect, i get no vpnc found running, but when i try to run vpnc-connect, i get Error: either "to" is duplicate, or "ipid" is a garbage., and after getting that message the network stops working and i must disconnect and reconnect my network connection.

Rebooting or waiting about a day fixes the problem. Is there a way to get it unstuck without rebooting or waiting a day?

Presumably there is a problem either with something called "to" or something called "ipid" which times out eventually. What is "to" and what is "ipid"?

I'm using vpnc Ubuntu package version 0.5.3r449-2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-16-generic.

thanks

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Googling for a similar problem it turned out there was a typo in my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth* file. Missing the 'dev' word from "10.0.0.0/16 via 192.168.1.1deveth2"

Hope it helps.

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