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Re: [Openvpn-users] remote-random should be shuffle always


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] remote-random should be shuffle always
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 23:54:17 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Mathias Sundman wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, James Yonan wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Claas Hilbrecht wrote:
> >
> >> Today I start running OpenVPN 2.0beta18 and tried the --remote-random
> >> option. I added these lines to my openvpn config file:
> >>
> >> remote-random
> >> remote hosta.tld
> >> remote hostb.tld
> >> remote hostc.tld
> >>
> >> Note that hostb and hostb gives DNS errors (host not found). Now I start
> >> openvpn. OpenVPN selects this time hostb and tries forever to resolve this
> >> nonexisting address. It would be really nice if a resolve that fails cause
> >> openvpn to redo the random "sort" of the host list and maybe pick another
> >> host.
> >
> > I agree.  In fact that's the way it's supposed to work.  You should be
> > able to say --resolv-retry 30 and it will try resolving one host for 30
> > seconds then move on to the next host in the shuffled list.
> 
> Hmm, how will this work...?
> 
> When you only specify one remote host I usually use --resolv-retry 
> infinite to make OpenVPN stay alive for ever.
> 
> If I would specify multiple hosts, I'd like to use --resolv-retry to 
> specify the time each host is tried, but after all hosts are tried, it 
> should start over on the first host again. Is this currently possible?

Yes, this is what it will do in beta19.

James


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