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    Default openvpn client installer gone in 15.1

    I just discovered you guys finally made good on the threat to get rid of the OpenVPN client installer in 15.1....
    I REALLY hate that you did that, it was one of the best features of Untangle OpenVPN. I know, reasons....

    you should at least include a link to the OpenVPN client downloads so baffled admins know exactly where to go to get the client: https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

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    I hate it too... but I drown that hate in the future promise of WireGuard.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    Thanks for the feedback. We will make a couple of updates to the UI. I can see how an administrator would expect to be able to download a VPN client as it is, whereas what they can actually do is download client configuration.

    Improvements around that will be tracked here
    Heather P
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    I note also that the reason given in JIRA for getting rid of the installer was that OpenVPN is supposedly going to an .msi installer, yet all the installers on the openvpn download site, for 2.4.7 (the last one included in Untangle 15.0), 2.4.8, 2.4.9 and even the 2.5 tech preview are NSIS installers and look to me like exactly the same installer we've always had.

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

    4th Paragraph... special attention to the final sentence:

    Also note that Windows installers have been built with NSIS version that has been patched against several NSIS installer code execution and privilege escalation problems. Based on our testing, though, older Windows versions such as Windows 7 might not benefit from these fixes. We thus strongly encourage you to always move NSIS installers to a non-user-writeable location before running them. We are moving to MSI installers in OpenVPN 2.5, but OpenVPN 2.4.x will remain NSIS-only.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpaunet View Post
    Improvements around that will be tracked here
    further question: that JIRA page eventually points me to the OpenVPN documentation, which points me here: https://openvpn.net/client-connect-vpn-for-windows/ to download the client. That is the OpenVPN Connect client v3. We've always used the OpenVPN Community client v2.x. Are we now to use the Connect client v3? Or is the documentation linking to the wrong one?

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Docs must be wrong, Untangle has always been built on OpenVPN Community.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    I'm going to be the other side of this argument, because after testing with OpenVPN's beta, that app is so much nicer than ours was.... and it doesn't look like its from Windows 95.
    Shawn Heck
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    Windows 95 looked beter than win 10 ever will. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by donhwyo View Post
    Windows 95 looked beter than win 10 ever will. LOL
    Nah, Win 7
    If you think I got Grumpy

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