Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#4 closed FRP - Feature Removal Process (wontfix)

Do not randomize resolving of IP addresses in getaddr()

Reported by: dazo Owned by: dazo
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Networking Version: git master branch
Severity: Not set (if unsure, select this one) Keywords:
Cc:

Description

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.

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.network.openvpn.devel/3104/

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by dazo

  • Component changed from Certificates to Networking / routing (OS integration)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by dazo

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by dazo

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Severity changed from FRP - Phase 1 to Not set (if unsure, select this one)
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

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
getaddr()"


In the developers meeting July 22, 2010, a merge conflict between 'allmerged'
and the SVN BETA21 branch was discussed. For more information see here:
<http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.network.openvpn.devel/3845>


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
Process.


This reverts commit 684790552dde0475745015a76762ecc5a11eedab.

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