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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN as a Windows system service?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN as a Windows system service?
  • From: "Alon Bar-Lev" <alon.barlev@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 19:32:27 +0300

You can use the management interface in order to do so.
Just install another service a simple perl script such as the ones in:

You can install a script as service using srvany from the resource kit.


On 6/1/07, Richard Hartmann <richih.nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> we need to establish a OpenVPN connection before the user even logs in
> to Windows. I have to admit that I am not much of a Windows user, but
> I think we could achieve this with running OpenVPN as a Windows System
> Service.
> As we are using an Aladdin eToken with OpenSC to store the
> certificates, we are using OpenVPN 2.1 RC4.
> If you know of any way to pass the PIN for the token to OpenVPN via
> config file, I would also appreciate any pointers on this.
> I know that this reduces the security considerably, but I know of no
> way to manually enter the PIN before logging in (It would work with
> Linux :/ ). Establishing the connection before login is a hard
> requirement, whereas the PIN-less loading is not, so any hints that
> are not exactly in sync would still be gladly received.
> Thanks a lot,
> Richard
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