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Re: [Openvpn-devel] Fwd: RE: Multi-channel VPN


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-devel] Fwd: RE: Multi-channel VPN
  • From: Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <agi@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 19:07:04 +0200

On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 05:53:07AM -0000, James Yonan wrote:
> I'm forwarding this discussion of an interesting feature request.  Namely,
> could (and should) OpenVPN have a channel bonding capability, where more than
> one UDP connection over different paths is used to connect two peers, and
> OpenVPN does channel bonding, load balancing, and failover among the
> connections?  Or does this function not belong in OpenVPN since it is
> functionally distinct from the role of network security and tunneling and
> could be implemented as a module or driver apart from OpenVPN?
> 


Hi all,

IMHO this feature would be out of OpenVPN's scope, just as QoS or
firewalling are. It'd add (talking from my ignorant-and-no-developer
point of view) lots of complexity, and we know complexity and bugs
travel in the same ship :)
This can be achieved in both Linux and FreeBSD, it's not easy but it's
possible.
Let each tool do its job, and only that.



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