How to automatically start tinc on Fedora 17


Following the guidance of it was fairly straightforward to use systemctl on Fedora 17 to start the tinc daemon on startup.

Create a new file /etc/systemd/system/tincd.service containing:

Description=tinc vpn 

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/tincd -n network-name


Replacing network-name with the name of your network.

Then enable the service to run on startup

sudo systemctl enable tincd

If you’re using the default firewall note you also need to open port 5353 (listed as multicast DNS) to get avahi to work with tinc