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Re: [Openvpn-users] Openvpn-users Digest, Vol 12, Issue 17

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Openvpn-users Digest, Vol 12, Issue 17
  • From: Peter Barwich <pbarwich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 09:30:36 +0100

> Subject:
> [Openvpn-users] Fwd: OpenVPN V2.1 RC4 Install Changes
> From:
> "Brett Serkez" <bserkez@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date:
> Thu, 10 May 2007 15:48:41 -0400
> To:
> "openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
> <openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To:
> "openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
> <openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I've been researching and have as yet to find a way to hide the TAP 
> tray icon.
> Does anyone know how to do this?
> Thank you,
> Brett
I put the following in my client config to remind me how I did it. If 
you have the property 'always connected' set (do it by 'network 
connections/<your vpn adaptor name>/properties/general/configure vpn 
adaptor/advanced/media status/value "always connected"'), then you can 
uncheck 'show icon in notification area when connected' and 'notify me 
when this connection has limited or no connectivity' in 'network 
connections/<your vpn adaptor name>/properties/general'. The icon will 
ONLY show when the vpn adaptor is actually obtaining an address, or 
never if you have it set to a fixed IP.

# If you have set the TAP-Win32 adapter Media Status property to "Always 
# (which would allow you never to show the network icon in the tray; 
connected or not)
# then the following directive is useful to force the adaptor to switch 
either from an
# automatically generated IP (or, if that is disabled in the registry,, to the one
# assigned by the vpn server. Without it ovpn may "think" it has 
connected when it hasn't.
# Also it breaks long term IP leases, should you need to change your 
server/client IP pool.



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