OpenVPN 2.5-rc1 released

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samuli
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OpenVPN 2.5-rc1 released

Post by samuli » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:09 am

The OpenVPN community project team is proud to release OpenVPN 2.5-rc1. Source code and Windows installers can be downloaded from our download page. Debian and Ubuntu packages are available in the official apt repositories. On Red Hat derivatives we recommend using the Fedora Copr repository.

This release includes a number of fixes to OpenVPN. On the Windows side there are several changes:
  • The MSI installer now bundles EasyRSA 3, a modern take on OpenVPN CA management
  • OpenVPN GUI can now be run as admin without breaking Wintun with the "Always use interactive service by default" checkbox.
  • Windows performance is increased by enabling compile-time optimizations for OpenVPN and OpenSSL.
OpenVPN 2.5 is a new major release with many new features:
  • Client-specific tls-crypt keys (--tls-crypt-v2)
  • Added support for using the ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher in the OpenVPN data channel
  • Improved Data channel cipher negotiation
  • Removal of BF-CBC support in default configuration
  • Asynchronous (deferred) authentication support for auth-pam plugin
  • Deferred client-connect
  • Faster connection setup
  • Netlink support
  • Wintun support
  • IPv6-only operation
  • Improved Windows 10 detection
  • Linux VRF support
  • TLS 1.3 support
  • Support setting DHCP search domain
  • Handle setting of tun/tap interface MTU on Windows
  • HMAC based auth-token support
  • VLAN support
  • Support building of .msi installers for Windows
  • Allow unicode search string in --cryptoapicert option (Windows)
  • Support IPv4 configs with /31 netmasks now
  • New option --block-ipv6 to reject all IPv6 packets (ICMPv6)
More details on these new features as well as a list of deprecated features and user-visible changes are available in Changes.rst.

For generic help use these support channels:
Please report bugs and ask development questions here:
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Samuli Seppänen
Community Manager
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc

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Aero
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Re: OpenVPN 2.5-rc1 released

Post by Aero » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:21 pm

Is there a way to have this client connect automatically in the background? In previous versions I had set the service to start automatically but when I installed this version I no longer see the Openvpn service listed.

samuli
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Re: OpenVPN 2.5-rc1 released

Post by samuli » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:44 am

To run OpenVPN in the background make sure you select the "OpenVPN Service" feature when installing it. It is no longer installed by default.
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OpenVPN Technologies, Inc

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