EASY-RAS on windows?

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EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby CocodaMonkey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:06 pm

I can't seem to find any topics on this but that's not surprising since you can't search the words easy or rsa on the forums. I'm just wondering if Easy-RSA is still recommended for Windows users? I know the current release is missing windows binaries and I can make it work by using the binaries in the release candidate but is this a good idea? It looks like easyrsa has had issues with it's windows release for about a year now and I just want to make sure it's still the recommended way to do things on a windows PC.

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Re: EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby TinCanTech » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:47 pm

CocodaMonkey wrote:I can't seem to find any topics on this but that's not surprising since you can't search the words easy or rsa on the forum
You must be the only person on the internet, who has not heard of google ..

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Re: EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby CocodaMonkey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:14 pm

I tried google and get links to lots of removed topics in this forum that can no longer be read. I didn't find any current topics about it. I'm actually a little surprised as all the documentation says to use easy-ras but it's been broken for over a year so I thought there'd be a note somewhere saying to either just use an old version or that they now recommend something else. I'm really just looking for an answer on which way is recommended.

I actually used archive.org to read some of the removed topics like the original 3.0.0 announcement thread but that didn't help answer the question, it just confirmed it was a known issue at launch.

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Re: EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby CocodaMonkey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:43 pm

I just want to clarify, I found plenty of topics about it being broken and people being upset and saying they were using the old version. The only part I couldn't find an answer to is what is the recommended solution. When I'm doing something secure I don't want to just use old software because it works. New software usually comes out for a reason and I don't want to use something with known issues.

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Re: EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby TinCanTech » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:51 pm

When you install openvpn on windows, ensure that you select the options for easyrsa..

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Re: EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby CocodaMonkey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:38 pm

That's not an option in openvpn, easy-rsa was removed back in 2013 with the release of 2.3.x, it's noted in the documentation that you have to get easy-rsa yourself if you want it now. Which also helps lead me to believe it might not be the recommended program to be using anymore but it's not clear.

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Re: EASY-RAS on windows?

Postby TinCanTech » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:09 pm

CocodaMonkey wrote:it's not clear
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It is clear enough :twisted:


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