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Re: [Openvpn-devel] route option deleting routes it didn't set


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-devel] route option deleting routes it didn't set
  • From: "James Yonan" <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 22:40:20 -0000

Denis Vlasenko <vda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:

> On Friday 28 May 2004 17:29, Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We got a bug report at Debian [1] regarding the route option.
> > It turns out that if a route added by openvpn is later
> > modified (removed and added to other iface), openvpn will modify
> > (delete) the later one.
> >
> > As the bug submitter states, maybe openvpn should specify the device it
> > wants the route deleted from.
> 
> I think openvpn's routing options are intended for 'typical use' only.
> It is impossible for openvpn to know each and every non-trivial setup
> possible.
> 
> If you modify openvpn-created route after it starts, your setup
> is at least a bit non-typical.

I'd have to agree here that sensing cases where the user modifies the routes
set by OpenVPN through the use of the --route directive is beyond the scope of
what --route is meant to accomplish.  It would be better to just use
--up/--down scripts in this case.

James


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