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[Openvpn-devel] Re: Interface with GUI agent


  • Subject: [Openvpn-devel] Re: Interface with GUI agent
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 17:37:06 -0500

On Tuesday 06 July 2004 03:46, Mathias Sundman wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Jan Kiszka wrote:
> > James Yonan wrote:
> >> ...
> >>
> >>> If it's not a windows specific problem, then I suppost it's best to add
> >>> the functionallity in the openvpn binary so we get the portability.
> >>
> >> I don't think the openvpn binary needs to know about this.  But the
> >> service wrapper probably needs a second mode of operation, where instead
> >> of getting its config files by scanning a directory, it listens on a
> >> local socket for a command from the GUI to start an openvpn.exe
> >> instance.
> >
> > Then don't forget that we will need a similar wrapper for unix as well...
>
> Why do we need a wrapper in unix? Can't the openvpn binary be run as a
> normal user in unix?

The sticking point for running in user mode is opening the tun/tap device node 
and adding routes.

James

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