Opened 9 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#1393 closed FRP - Feature Removal Process (Only for OpenVPN developers) (wontfix)

Deprecation notice: Compression --comp-lzo --compress

Reported by: tct Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: release 2.6
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN 2.5.0 (Community Ed)
Severity: FRP - Phase 1 Keywords: compress comp-lzo
Cc:

Description

At the time of creating this ticket, Openvpn has not decided if supporting built-in compression should remain a feature.

Deprecation warnings:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/DeprecatedOptions#Option:--comp-lzo
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/DeprecatedOptions#Option:--compress

  • Note: This ticket is preliminary and under review.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by tct

Comment for subscription purposes:
Personally, I would prefer that compression remain as a feature

I will also update the deprecated-options page above (for compression specific options) to point here, if this ticket is accepted.

Last edited 9 months ago by tct (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by Gert Döring

Not sure what the point of this ticket is?

The road is clear: compression will go away, because it is time-intensive to maintain, because the benefit is small (most traffic transported today is either pre-compressed or encrypted, so lzo/lz4 won't bring benefits), *and* there are attacks against the VPN security enabled by compression.

The only thing that is not clear is "when" - and that's likely in the 2.7 or 2.8 time frame.

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by tct

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

I was testing the Feature removal process here on trac but I guess this is just more noise.

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