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[Openvpn-users] Re: OpenVPN 2.0-rc3 released

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] Re: OpenVPN 2.0-rc3 released
  • From: lars@xxxxxxxxxx (Lars Gullik Bjønnes)
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:02:17 +0100
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Charles Duffy <cduffy@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

| On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 14:34 +0100, Van Hoorenbeeck, Peter
| (RST/Hammerstone EMEA) wrote:
>> Well I am not sure, Charles. It seems that this option makes the openvpn
>> to exit completely.  Then the problem remains on how to initiate the
>> tunnel when traffic wants to traverse it.
| Ahh.
| Personally, I'd use iptables to set up a LOG rule (with a limit to
| prevent more than, say, 1 every 60 seconds) to cover traffic that looks
| like it ought to be going out the VPN, and then have a process that
| watches my system logs for the relevant log message and invokes OpenVPN
| when it sees such a packet and OpenVPN is currently down.

Would be nicer to use the QUEUE target then and have a small daemon
listening on the queue and doing the approp. actions.

Then you could also have the same deamon have a timer (idle timer) on
when to shut down the connection again.


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