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OpenVPN GUI Change to allow for Multiple Connections

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Upgrade to a version of "OpenVPN-gui" that is at least 11.8.0.0 this will allow for additional command line flags to allow for connect and disconnect.
The Commit... and details:
https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui/pull/188
Merged to the main branch. April 23rd https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui/pull/230
Until Devolutions fixes the OpenVPN Plugin:
Create a Custom VPN type with the Correct Data.
HOST: Whatever name(Its only displayed)
Executable: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\openvpn-gui.exe
Opening arguments: --command connect SOME_PROFILE_DEFINED_IN_CONFIG_DIR
Closing arguments: --command disconnect SOME_PROFILE_DEFINED_IN_CONFIG_DIR
Tested... works. against:
OpenVPN 2.4.2 x86_64-w64-mingw32 [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [PKCS11] [AEAD] built on May 11 2017
library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2k 26 Jan 2017, LZO 2.10
Windows version 6.2 (Windows 8 or greater) 64bit

Clock5 mths

Hello,

Sorry, but I am not sure to understand your feature request.

Could you elaborate on this request please?

Best regards,



Jeff Dagenais

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Clock5 mths

Sure,
The current OpenVPN Add-on (2.5.6.0) uses the OpenVPN-gui.exe to initiate a connection. Unfortunately, when you try to initiate an additional connection, the OpenVPN Add-on tries to open a NEW instance of the OpenVPN-gui.exe, then the application complains that its already open, and the connection fails.

The reason for this is due to the way your opening the connection using OpenVPN-GUI.exe It wont allow multiple instances of the GUI to run.

There has been an update that was MERGED into the source tree for OpenVPN-GUI that allows a command to be sent to the new process that will open a new connection, and more importantly close a SINGLE connection, instead of the killing of the process that you currently do.

My REQUEST:
I would like to have the NEW Feature in the OpenVPN Add-on to allow for this new connection parameter so that we can establish more than one connection, and close different connections, while leaving other connections still connected.


The details of the Modification to the code is located here: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui/pull/188

It was Added to the MAIN source tree here: https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui/pull/230


Test Executable is here: https://github.com/selvanair/openvpn-gui/releases/tag/v11_testing1


Thomas

Clock5 mths

Hello,

This is indeed a really nice feature to have. It has been added to the todo list of our engineering department.

I will notify you as soon as I have any update on that matter.

Best regards,



James Lafleur


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Clock5 mths