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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN on embedded device

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN on embedded device
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:40:40 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Claas Hilbrecht wrote:

> --Am Mittwoch, 1. Dezember 2004 09:29 -0500 Doug Lytle <support@xxxxxxxxxx> 
> schrieb:
> > *I haven't looked at the beta yet, but plan on it since it includes
> > OpenVPN.
> The fli4l (http://www.fli4l.de) includes OpenVPN within the vpn package. I 
> was able to run a openvpn tunnel at linuxday.at (http://www.linuxday.at) to 
> my home network on a 486-66 MHz notebook with only 8 MB RAM. While booting 
> some swap space was needed (mainly to extract a tar file) but after boot up 
> there was about 1.5 MB of RAM free (from cat /proc/meminfo). So I think 
> OpenVPN will run on very limited hardware too. My main problem is the size 
> of the OpenVPN binary. I use four different binary two allow even low-end 
> hardware to use openvpn. At linuxday.at I use the openvpn.min binary. Below 
> is a list of the binary filesize from OpenVPN 2.0beta18. Each binary is 
> linked staticly to lzo + openssl.
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 babel    babel      718220 Dec  1 13:09 openvpn.full
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 babel    babel      350508 Dec  1 13:07 openvpn.min
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 babel    babel      358700 Dec  1 13:08 openvpn.std
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 babel    babel     1032556 Dec  1 13:10 openvpn.tls
> The openvpn.tls binary contains everything, nothing is stripped down. The 
> openvpn.std daemon has only DES and BlowFish as ciphers and MD5, RSA and 
> SHA as digists. The openvpn.min binary loses even BlowFish. I wish James 
> will add more switches to disable things at compile time after the 2.0 
> release.   E.g. the --gremlin option could be removed.


Besides --gremlin, what other features would you like to be able to strip 


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