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Re: [Openvpn-users] redirect-gateway and Vista

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] redirect-gateway and Vista
  • From: Carsten Krüger <C.Krueger@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 23:53:01 +0100

Hello James,

> As a part of testing the just-released 2.1-rc5, I tested the following
> client configuration on Vista x86.  I ran the GUI with "run as 
> administrator", then successfully connected.   The redirection was 
> successful.  I verified by going to whatismyip.com and saw the server's
> IP address shown.

> Note that because redirect-gateway requires routes to be added to the
> client's routing table, Vista will require that OpenVPN is running with
> administrator privileges.  This can be accomplished by running the GUI
> with administrator privileges, because when the GUI calls an OpenVPN 
> process to start the tunnel, the administrator privileges are inherited
> the OpenVPN process.

Why does the GUI call (starts) the OpenVPN process?

I thought OpenVPN 2.1 uses a service that is started/stopped with
OpenVPN-GUI and maybe a password is passed to the service.
The service has local system rights.


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