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Re: [Openvpn-users] 2.0 Feature Freeze Discussion



On Friday 03 December 2004 01.12, James Yonan wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Claas Hilbrecht wrote:
> > As requested previously I would like to see a pause/continue command to
> > allow a tunnel to set "on hold". What is very important is that even
> > openvpn internal traffic should be set to hold.
>
> The problem is that if you pause a tunnel, the other side of the
> connection will time out if it is using --ping-restart or --keepalive.  So
> when the tunnel is restarted, the other side of the connection may no
> longer be there.
>
> It might be possible to do this using a "restart and hold" action, where
> OpenVPN does a SIGUSR1-style shutdown, but then delays the restart until a
> command is received from the management interface.

For short pauses SIGSTOP/SIGCONT can be used under Linux, it seems. I haven't
paused anything for more than a few minutes.

-- robin

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