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0000344: Feature Request: Incorporate new OpenVPN build - MantisBT
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0000344Endian FirewallNetwork related (VPN, uplinks)public2007-11-26 13:042008-04-23 17:42
nicoprenzel 
peter-endian 
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0000344: Feature Request: Incorporate new OpenVPN build
Hi Endian supporters,

I would highly encourage to upgrade OpenVPN to the latest version available.
I'll explain you the reasons why I am nagging on this.

Since release 2.0.1-rc7 OpenVPN supports the newer compression library LZO2 (http://www.oberhumer.com/opensource/lzo/lzonews.php [^])
This release incorporates some small performance improvements if OpenVPN is beeing build with an LZO2 library linked.
OpenVPN-Changelog:
2005.07.21 -- Version 2.0.1-rc7
* Support LZO 2.01 which renamed its library to lzo2.

So, i would encourage you to upgrade to the latest lzo2 release 2.02 and build OpenVPN with it linked.

As from OpenVPN release 2.1-beta1, openvpn-server is able to push the preferred compression setting (on/off/adaptive) to the clients (if they support it)
OpenVPN-Changelog:
2005.10.01 -- Version 2.1-beta1
* Made LZO setting pushable.

Since OpenVPN 2006.02.16 -- Version 2.1-beta9, there is also a real nice feature.
--port-share host port
When run in TCP server mode, share the OpenVPN port with another application, such as an HTTPS server. If OpenVPN senses a connection to its port which is using a non-OpenVPN protocol, it will proxy the connection to the server at host:port. Currently only designed to work with HTTP/HTTPS, though it would be theoretically possible to extend to other protocols such as ssh.

All these and a lot more features has been rock solid for about one year. I do use all these features since they were introduced.
So, please consider to move to an rock solid Version 2.1_rc4. As you could easily see, is there no real movement on the OpenVPN developer list. The last OpenVPN release RC4 is from 2007.04.25 and on the developer list there are a lot of questions on a final release since there are no real known problems.
(see here http://article.gmane.org/gmane.network.openvpn.devel/2036 [^])

Greetings.

NicoP.
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Issue History
2007-11-26 13:04nicoprenzelNew Issue
2007-11-26 13:04nicoprenzelStatusnew => assigned
2007-11-26 13:04nicoprenzelAssigned To => peter-endian
2008-02-04 15:14peter-endianStatusassigned => resolved
2008-02-04 15:14peter-endianFixed in Version => 2.2-rc1
2008-02-04 15:14peter-endianResolutionopen => fixed
2008-02-04 15:14peter-endianNote Added: 0000889
2008-03-04 14:43ra-endianFixed in Version2.2-rc1 => 2.2-beta4
2008-04-23 17:42peter-endianStatusresolved => closed

Notes
(0000889)
peter-endian   
2008-02-04 15:14   
upgraded to 2.1_rc7