Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#542 closed Feature Wish (wontfix)

[RFE] [openbsd] support 'group' and 'description' if tun device on openbsd

Reported by: jirib Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: Configuration Version: OpenVPN 2.3.6 (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords: openbsd


Maybe it would be nice (although not portable) if one could define 'group' and 'description' in openvpn config and these values would be set on tun device. openbsd supports adding a network interface into so-called groups (they are either explicit or implicit) and openbsd also supports putting a description on network interface.

Then one can do 'ifconfig $group' instead of 'ifconfig $iface'.

(Yes this can be done in client.{up,down} scripts.)


# ifconfig egress                                                                                                                                                                                                  
        lladdr 00:25:90:60:8f:1f
        description: uplink
        priority: 0
        groups: egress
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
        status: active
        inet 176.xx.xx.xx netmask 0xffffffe0 broadcast 176.xx.xx.xx

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Gert Döring

As long as no other platform has this, I do not really see much sense in implementing this in OpenVPN (as it can be done in the --up script...) - most likely it's not hard, but we already have way too many options and config variants, so the gain needs to outweigh the effort...

You could test running openvpn with a generic --up script that reads environment variables for group and description, and have "--setenv group xyz" in your openvpn config - that should pass the variables nicely on, so you can configure group/description "from openvpn", without actually changing code there...

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by David Sommerseth

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Closing this, based on cron2's comment. OpenVPN is more than complex enough and it is better to strive to have a common set of functions which works similar across all platforms, whenever that is possible. Obviously there are features available in Windows which is not on Linux and vice versa. But Linux and most *BSD distros have a fairly well defined feature set which overlaps quite well.

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