tun-ipv6 support

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whfsdude

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Post by whfsdude » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:08 am
It looks like "tun-ipv6" has been incorporated into OpenVPN 2.2.

It would be awesome if Viscosity could provide support on OS X.

The original patch (no longer a patch) > http://www.greenie.net/ipv6/openvpn.html

James

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Post by James » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:53 pm
Hi whfsdude,

Thanks for the feedback.

Full Tun IPv6 support for OpenVPN isn't scheduled to be added until version 2.3. Version 2.2 did contain some groundwork for IPv6 over Tun (such as Tun IPv6 support for the Tun/Tap driver under Windows), however the actual IPv6 patches haven't been integrated yet.

It is relatively easy for us to include a version of OpenVPN 2.2.x with the IPv6 patches applied, instead of waiting for OpenVPN 2.3 to be released, however we've still got to upgrade some of Viscosity's underlying code base (while it should work just fine if you are using both IPv4 and IPv6, it would die a horrible death if you try and just use IPv6).

At this stage we're looking at including two builds of OpenVPN (a standard one, and one with the IPv6 patches applied), and allow users to switch between them (a bit like with OpenVPN 2.0.9 and 2.1). That way tech-savvy users can get started with IPv6 while we ensure Viscosity can better support IPv6 on Tun connections.

Cheers,
James
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Root

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Post by Root » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:49 pm
James wrote:
At this stage we're looking at including two builds of OpenVPN (a standard one, and one with the IPv6 patches applied), and allow users to switch between them (a bit like with OpenVPN 2.0.9 and 2.1). That way tech-savvy users can get started with IPv6 while we ensure Viscosity can better support IPv6 on Tun connections.
I would like very much to see the aforementioned expansion of IPv6 support in tun devices; this is something I would start utilizing immediately and subsequently depend on every day. Thank you for the feature consideration and for letting us know what's in the not-too-distant horizon. :)
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