Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

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

Do not randomize resolving of IP addresses in getaddr()

Reported by: David Sommerseth Owned by: David Sommerseth
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Networking Version: OpenVPN git master branch (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords:


Based on a discussion on the mailing list and in the IRC meeting Feb 18, it was decided to remove get_random() from the getaddr() function as that can conflict with round-robin/randomization done by DNS servers.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by David Sommerseth

Component: CertificatesNetworking / routing (OS integration)

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by David Sommerseth

Status: newaccepted

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by David Sommerseth

Resolution: wontfix
Severity: FRP - Phase 1Not set (if unsure, select this one)
Status: acceptedclosed

commit 429a0f8f0af1bb2613fb44fb83ee8067c6bd698a
Author: David Sommerseth <dazo@…>
Date: Thu Jul 22 22:38:14 2010 +0200

Revert "FRP: Prepare to remove randomisation of resolved IP addresses in

In the developers meeting July 22, 2010, a merge conflict between 'allmerged'
and the SVN BETA21 branch was discussed. For more information see here:

It was decided on that meeting to remove this FRP process and let the improved
getaddr_multi function from SVN BETA21 be included instead, knowing that this
will remove the random resolv feature without going through a Feature Removal

This reverts commit 684790552dde0475745015a76762ecc5a11eedab.

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