OpenVPN 2.5 released

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    OpenVPN 2.5 Released (October 28, 2020)
    https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/
    OVERVIEW OF CHANGES SINCE OPENVPN 2.4
    FASTER CONNECTIONS
    • Connections setup is now much faster
    CRYPTO SPECIFIC CHANGES
    • ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher in the OpenVPN data channel (Requires OpenSSL 1.1.0 or newer)
    • Improved TLS 1.3 support when using OpenSSL 1.1.1 or newer
    • Client-specific tls-crypt keys (–tls-crypt-v2)
    • Improved Data channel cipher negotiation
    • Removal of BF-CBC support in default configuration (see below for possible incompatibilities)
    SERVER-SIDE IMPROVEMENTS
    • HMAC based auth-token support for seamless reconnects to standalone servers or a group of servers.
    • Asynchronous (deferred) authentication support for auth-pam plugin
    • Asynchronous (deferred) support for client-connect scripts and plugins
    NETWORK-RELATED CHANGES
    • Support IPv4 configs with /31 netmasks now
    • 802.1q VLAN support on TAP servers
    • IPv6-only tunnels
    • New option –block-ipv6 to reject all IPv6 packets (ICMPv6)
    LINUX-SPECIFIC FEATURES
    • VRF support
    • Netlink integration (OpenVPN no longer needs to execute ifconfig/route or ip commands)
    WINDOWS-SPECIFIC FEATURES
    • Wintun driver support, a faster alternative to tap-windows6
    • Setting tun/tap interface MTU
    • Setting DHCP search domain
    • Allow unicode search string in –cryptoapicert option
    • EasyRSA3, a modern take on OpenVPN CA management
    • MSI installer
     
  2. mood

    mood Updates Team

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