TAP mode is not supported

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zeus64
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TAP mode is not supported

Post by zeus64 » Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:01 am

Hello,

I installed the 3.3.6 version of OpenVPN connect and when I try to import an openVPN config I received "Error message: Option_error: proto_option_error: TAP mode is not supported"

What can I do to make it working? Note: it's work very well with an old version of OpenVPN

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Re: TAP mode is not supported

Post by openvpn_inc » Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:12 am

Hello zeus64,

TAP mode, or bridging mode, is not supported in OpenVPN3 based clients like OpenVPN Connect v3. Please use an OpenVPN2 based client for that use-case, such as OpenVPN GUI.

And no, we do not have any plans or intentions to bring bridging support to OpenVPN3. We do not recommend bridging and I will also take this opportunity again to point out that in almost all use cases using routing is the better solution. You might want to look into that.

Kind regards,
Johan
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zeus64
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Re: TAP mode is not supported

Post by zeus64 » Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:49 am

thanks Johan, can I use on my computer both openVPN connect 3.3.6 and OpenVPN connect 2 ?
The problem is that I do not have the hand over the openVPN server so I can't change it :(

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Re: TAP mode is not supported

Post by openvpn_inc » Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:06 am

Hello zeus64,

Yes you can use both programs side-by-side.

Good luck,
Johan
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