Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#753 assigned Bug / Defect

OpenVPN should update systemd-resolved on systems running it

Reported by: flavor8 Owned by: David Sommerseth
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN git master branch (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords:
Cc: piotr.dobrogost


systemd-resolved is used by many programs (e.g. ssh, ping, psql) to do DNS lookups, and maintains a DNS cache. After starting openvpn on a system with systemd-resolved, this cache is not automatically flushed / updated, and therefore resources provided by the VPN are not accessible by name.

There is a community supplied script that allows openvpn to update systemd directly. Please evaluate it and add post-initialization logic to openvpn to force systemd-resolved to update/flush its cache.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Gert Döring

Owner: set to David Sommerseth
Status: newassigned
Version: 2.2.2git master branch

... since you're working on better systemd integration anyway...

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by piotr.dobrogost

What's the status?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by David Sommerseth

Cc: piotr.dobrogost added

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by piotr.dobrogost

Any news on integration with systemd-resolved?

comment:5 Changed 18 months ago by nobodyusesusernamesanymore

Wow. Five year old open bug - it'll be starting first grade soon!

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 18 months ago by David Sommerseth

Replying to nobodyusesusernamesanymore:

Wow. Five year old open bug - it'll be starting first grade soon!

If it is urgent for you, use OpenVPN 3 Linux. It ships with systemd-resolved support. And with the coming v14_beta release, it will be enabled by default on Fedora and Ubuntu 20.04 and newer.

If that's not acceptable and you need a quicker response, patches are welcome. Sarcastic comments does not change the priority.

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