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-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2010, 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
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[[hurd/translator/pfinet]] by setting environment variables.
Project is now part of [[Virtual_Square_View-OS]].
+# OpenVPN
+## IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-08-23
+ <youpi> good news
+ <youpi> with a couple small patches, openvpn does work as joe user
+## IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-08-30
+ <youpi> it's really cool that openvpn ended up working completely the day
+ before :)
+## IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-03
+ <_d3f> Hey guys, how did you get openvpn working on the Hurd? just curious
+ as I saw it in the GHM video
+ <_d3f> no one here who has a clue how to get *vpn working on the Hurd?
+ <braunr> _d3f: youpi did it
+ <braunr> i don't know the details
+ <_d3f> okay, I will question him when I see him around, thx. Do you know if
+ it was a lot of work to get the tun device working? Because I would like
+ to use tinc on the Hurd.
+ <braunr> _d3f: a bit but not that much either
+ <_d3f> braunr: well, okay. Do you know if the source of his 'port' is
+ online, I haven't found it :/
+ <braunr> it should be soon
+## IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-04
+ <_d3f> youpi: you are the guy who has brought openvpn to the hurd, right? I
+ would like to know how you got the tun/tap thing working as I would like
+ to use tinc on it. :)
+ <youpi> _d3f: essentially no modification of openvpn iirc
+ <youpi> just tell it to open the tun node created by pfinet
+ <youpi> and read/write it
+ <youpi> i.e. the existing generic code in place in openvpn
+ <_d3f> I will have a look at it, somekind tinc builds with the linux
+ specific device.c but I wasn't able to exchange keys. I will have a look
+ at the device handling again and try to get the pfinet tun node used.
+## IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-07
+ <d3f> anyone here knows how /dev/net is handled on the hurd? Programs using
+ it say it's not a directory. I tried creating one and setting a netdde
+ translator for a tun device in it, but this may be wrong as it doesn't
+ work
+ <teythoon> d3f: what does /dev/net do?
+ <teythoon> ah, its tun/tap stuff...
+ <d3f> on my gnu/linux it includes a tun device
+ <teythoon> right
+ <d3f> I am still reading about the Hurd and try to understand /hurd/netdde
+ and devnode but by now I am quite sure I will need those to set a tun
+ networktranslator on /dev/net/tun?
+ <teythoon> hm, I don't think netdde or devnode will be of any help
+ <teythoon> afaiui devnode makes mach devices available in the hurdish way,
+ i.e. available for lookup in the filesystem
+ <teythoon> d3f: ping youpi if he shows up, he hacked up openvpn to work on
+ the hurd
+ <d3f> yeah I know, I talked to him as I am tring to get tinc working on the
+ Hurd (tinc builds by now). I will give him a shot about creating the
+ "tun" device