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IODINE-CLIENT-START

IODINE-CLIENT-START

Section: System Administration Utilities (8) Updated: February 2011
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NAME

iodine-client-start - start an iodine IPv4-over-DNS tunnel  

SYNOPSIS

iodine-client-start [option]  

DESCRIPTION

'iodine-client-start' starts an iodine IP-over-DNS tunnel.
-h, --help
Print help and exit
-v, --version
Print version info and exit

Invoking the program without options attempts to set up and configure an iodine IP-over-DNS tunnel using the configuration in the file /etc/default/iodine-client or by querying the user. It tries to figure out the right way to set things up by observing the network, and if all else fails by guessing.

QUICK CONFIGURATION

Put two lines in the file /etc/default/iodine-client

subdomain=your.tunnel.sub.domain
passwd=password_for_that_tunnel

or invoke the script with those environment variables set:

env subdomain=xxx passwd=xxx iodine-client-start

If these are not set, the script will query the user for them.

DETAILS

The configuration file consists of lines which are either comments starting with '#', or settings of the form VAR="val". Valid VARs are:

subdomain

Sample value: your.tunnel.sub.domain (no default, must be set)

passwd

Sample value: password_for_that_tunnel (no default, must be set)

testhost

Hostname to ping when testing if network is working (default: slashdot.org)

bounce_localnet

Take the local network down and then up again before starting tunnel (default: false)

test_ping_localnet

Test if the local network is working by pinging the gateway (default: true)

test_ping_tunnel

Test if the iodine tunnel is working after it has been set up by pinging the host at the other end (default: true)

test_ping_final

Test if the tunnel is working after everything is ostensibly set up by trying to ping an external host (default: true)

default_router

IP address of router on the local network---should be found automatically, set this if that fails and the program guesses wrong.

interface

Interface to use (e.g., eth1, eth0, etc) for connection to DNS server used for the iodine tunnel---should be found automatically, set this if that fails and the program guesses wrong.

mtu

Set if tunnel MTU needs to be manually changed (lowered). Should not be necessary anymore, as recent versions of iodine negotiate an appropriate MTU during tunnel setup. But if that negotiation does not happen, or if you are using an older version of iodine, the default tunnel MTU is 1024, and if the local DNS server restricts to 512 byte packets you might need to use an MTU of 220.

continue_on_error

Set if the script should continue even if a command fails. Use to test script when running as non-root. Defaults to false if running as root, true otherwise.


 

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