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RE: [Openvpn-users] Release: OpenVPN GUI for Windows v1.0-beta1

  • Subject: RE: [Openvpn-users] Release: OpenVPN GUI for Windows v1.0-beta1
  • From: "Tyrone Omidi" <tyrone.omidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 11:38:38 +0100

I have OpenVPN started as  service.  I tried to disconnect using this
tool, but it doesn't seem to do anything?  Does it have to be connected
using this program?
If so then maybe a /connect switch so it can be put in the startup but
by then it is too late for domain logons.

-----Original Message-----
From: openvpn-users-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:openvpn-users-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mathias
Sent: 03 July 2004 00:02
To: Openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Openvpn-users] Release: OpenVPN GUI for Windows v1.0-beta1

Don't get to exited yet!

This is a very early beta with only a few features, but I though I'd 
release it anyway to get some feedback on what kind of features people 
would like to see in this application.

The only functionallity this version got yet is that it put itself as an

icon in the systray and gives you two menu options: "Connect" and 

Connect works just like the service wrapper. It launches one openvpn 
process for each config-file it finds in "C:\program 
files\openvpn\config\", and redirects all output to a log-file with the 
same name as the config-file.

It currently does not detect if a openvpn process terminates, but that 
will be fixed in next version.

Features I will implement in the near future:

1. Detect if an openvpn process dies, and notify the user.

2. Create a list on the menu with all configs it has found, and let the 
user choose which to connect to. Multiple simultanious connections will
supported if multiple tun/tap devices has been created and the 
config-files contain correct "dev-node" options.

3. Add a menu-command to view the log of each connection.

4. Enhance the view-log function to work like unix "tail -f".

After this is done I'd like to work on integrating the gui with openvpn 
better, to get status messages from it and present them in a
way to the user. Hopefully James has some code ready to support this by 
the time I've finished the other parts...

Features I'd like to see added, but not sure if I'll have time todo:

1. Allow the user to enter the private key passphrase in a dialog and
it on to openvpn. (Will this require patching OpenSSL?)

2. A GUI based configuration-file editor.

There is no installation package, just a singel 13KB large exe file. You

can get it precompiled from here:

The source is available from here:

Any feedback is welcome, positive or negative, but please remember that 
this is just an early beta that I hacked together today, so it is not 
thoughly tested yet...

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