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    Untangle Ninja Solignis's Avatar
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    Default Request:WINS for OpenVPN

    Sorry if this is already a bugzilla ticket.

    It would be really nice if the OpenVPN GUI had a WINS boxes under the DNS override boxes in the advance tab.

    It is the one thing that is stopping me from using Untangle as replacement for our PPTP and IPSEC VPNs
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    Smile is this already a request?

    This would be huge. This would make my life so much easier...

    also adding samba as a package would be nice..

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    Erm... WINS is dead... it's time to move on. Properly configured DNS duplicates this functionality in all situations in which it is useful.

    Unless of course you're telling me you still have NT 4.0 and Windows 95 still in service?
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    Yeah, i have to agree here, WINS has been deprecated by Microsoft since, what, 2000?

    I'd suggest distributing an LMHOSTS file to your remote PC with the openvpn client for those Windows 98 and older machines.
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    Since I am the original creator of this thread, I though I would clear the air on this.

    When I wrote this thread I had a very limited understanding of how DNS worked and how WINS was no longer required.

    After reading some things online I retract from my original idea of needing WINS with in OpenVPN.

    But there should be a need for space to enter a domain suffix for the remote clients.
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    Actually that is already there, the DNS suffix configured on the Untangle server in the hostname tab is pushed to the OpenVPN client.

    The weird part is, it seems to only work when it feels like it... I'm hoping that has to do with the RC status of the windows client more than anything. Now that we have an officially released windows vista/7 capable client, I expect things to get better in this realm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    Erm... WINS is dead... it's time to move on. Properly configured DNS duplicates this functionality in all situations in which it is useful.

    Unless of course you're telling me you still have NT 4.0 and Windows 95 still in service?
    Not when you deal with macs that are retarded when it comes to DNS. They at least register with WINS properly.

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    That to me... is yet another reason to not use Mac. :P DNS is the backbone of the internet, learn to use it effectively or go home.

    That said my Tiger, and newer boxes are working fine so long as I have my windows DHCP server do the registrations for them.
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    You don't need WINS, but if you have a WINS server and want to push it out to your clients, you have to manually edit the client configs (located in /etc/openvpn/ccd/) and add the following:

    push "dhcp-option WINS x.x.x.x"
    Last edited by marvosa; 12-18-2009 at 09:53 PM.

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    If there are some one that have a large ammount of VPN users that need wins then I can configure the nsis script to add the "push "dhcp-option WINS x.x.x.x"" to the client config file. (during the setup of the client)

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