Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#1071 accepted Feature Wish

--allow-pull-fqdn doesn't work with --route-ipv6

Reported by: mike_SF Owned by: Antonio
Priority: major Milestone: release 2.5
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN 2.4.6 (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords: allow-pull-fqdn


A command script containing the following:

route-ipv6 fe80::8

Will generate the following error:

Wed Jun 13 16:38:56 2018 us=542179 IPv6 prefix '': invalid IPv6 address
Wed Jun 13 16:38:56 2018 us=542179 OpenVPN ROUTE: failed to parse/resolve route for host/network:

Expected behavior is same as with IPv4, i.e. that the domain name is resolved via DNS.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 5 weeks ago by tincantech


comment:2 Changed 5 weeks ago by Gert Döring

Milestone: release 2.5
Owner: set to Antonio
Status: newassigned
Type: Bug / DefectFeature Wish

Since this is just something never implemented, it's not a bug but a feature wish.

But don't despair, there already is a patch in patchwork that addresses this for "ifconfig-ipv6" ( and extending this for "route-ipv6" is supposedly easy.

It won't be in 2.4, though. It needs rewriting of existing code and this won't happen in the middle of a stable release series.

(Handing the bug to Ordex, because he's coding away all the interesting network bits anyway)

comment:3 Changed 5 weeks ago by Antonio

Milestone: release 2.5
Type: Feature WishBug / Defect


Last edited 5 weeks ago by Antonio (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 5 weeks ago by Antonio

Milestone: release 2.5

comment:5 Changed 5 weeks ago by Antonio

Type: Bug / DefectFeature Wish

comment:6 Changed 5 weeks ago by Antonio

Mike, apparently the patch pointed out by Gert is already fixing this issue as well.
If you can, please give it a try and let us know.


comment:7 Changed 4 weeks ago by Antonio

@mike_SF any chance you could give this patch a try to confirm that this feature works as intended?

comment:8 Changed 2 weeks ago by Antonio

Status: assignedaccepted
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