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Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:17 am

Hello,

whats the status of OpenVPN in RouterOS? what its future in RouterOS? is there a road map for it? can we safely plan deployment of OpenVPN on RouterBoard boxes only?

Why there is no single page about OpenVPN on the wiki?

I would be very thankful for answers - thank you.

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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:20 am

It was said before - we have stopped developing OpenVPN in favor of SSTP
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:21 am

If you need some examples, then there is user created OVPN article
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/OpenVPN
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:32 pm

we have stopped developing OpenVPN in favor of SSTP
OK, didn't notice that. Sorry to hear, as SSTMP isn't cross platform (doesn't work on Linux).

EDIT: Well, what I didn't know is that SSTMP is available only on development version of RouterOS. It means that you've dropped SSL VPN support from RouterOS for today all together... sad.
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:38 pm

it's an open standard, you just have to wait until somebody makes support for linux. We made it for RouterOS after all
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:21 pm

it's an open standard, you just have to wait until somebody makes support for linux. We made it for RouterOS after all
Very nice, but I don't believe you :-) there are waaay to many issues on this forum reported and this means you got no single working, full-featured SSL VPN in RouterOS (even stable version!).

I'll probably change RouterBoards used mostly as VPN clients to custom Linux boxes. After all, you've dropped support of the most important tool for my company. Relying on company which introduces a technology and later drops it makes loses. I hate loses esp when its because of technology change.

This is funny, because I've bought RouterBoards because I didn't want die-hard with Linux. Now I'm pressed to go opposite.

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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:25 pm

We are still looking at other possibilities, it's possible that we will resume work on OpenVPN. We are working to fix some other components that could solve the initial problems, but I can't make any promises.
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:43 pm

If OpenVPN droped, I will have to leave Mikrotik and ROS. Could someone tell me for what is Windows only crap tunneling protocol good?
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:47 pm

We will not drop it, we will fix what we can, and leave it as is. What I'm saying is, that we will probably not make UDP support.
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:56 pm

Could someone tell me for what is Windows only crap tunneling protocol good?
its an open standard and can possibly be implemented in more devices. Mikrotik choose it and I can use it as it is stable enough and fits my purposes. Now it does not fit, but it may one day.
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:06 pm

Is there anything new within the subject of OpenVPN i routerOS?
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:57 am

Is there anything new within the subject of OpenVPN i routerOS?
no and there won't be, as far as I know
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:44 pm

It was said before - we have stopped developing OpenVPN in favor of SSTP
Very sad new ! I've chosen Mikrotik for its support to OpenVPN. The IT structure I administer is deeply rooted on OpenVPN. If its development gets stopped I should have to reconsider Mikrotik choice.
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:46 pm

It was said before - we have stopped developing OpenVPN in favor of SSTP
Very sad new ! I've chosen Mikrotik for its support to OpenVPN. The IT structure I administer is deeply rooted on OpenVPN. If its development gets stopped I should have to reconsider Mikrotik choice.
It still exists and works in it's current implementation. We have no plans to remove it, and we will continue fixing bugs. We will simply not make additional features for it.
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:54 pm

We will simply not make additional features for it.
Who sits still, he moves backwards. Anyway, thanks for 5.x series.
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:30 pm

Do not use mikrotik with vpn, i recomended zeroshell with alix mainboard, for roaming clients Openvpn portable.
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:40 pm

It was said before - we have stopped developing OpenVPN in favor of SSTP
Very sad new ! I've chosen Mikrotik for its support to OpenVPN. The IT structure I administer is deeply rooted on OpenVPN. If its development gets stopped I should have to reconsider Mikrotik choice.
It still exists and works in it's current implementation. We have no plans to remove it, and we will continue fixing bugs. We will simply not make additional features for it.
Well, LZO is not a feature as udp is not one either - it is openvpn funcionality.
If someone has a network with XP, Vista, 7 pc's the there is no other reliable vpn solution that works without hassle.
SSTP is simply not an option due to its non-universiality and non-flexibility.
What we have for now is port-forward to a local host running openvpn.
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:12 pm

Has the mentality changed around openvpn yet?
We are now faced with issues connecting to astaro firewalls because of the lack of lzo compression....
http://www.thavinci.za.net

echo "Demo license expired!"
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:54 pm

From my perspective, OpenVPN stil works poorly on RouterOS (veeery slow, I'm very afraid to connect next clients and experience unavailability). Its quite stable, anyway, it works with serious limitations, but still - it works.

Haven't tested other solutions on MT.
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Thu May 03, 2012 3:48 pm

Totally agree, our company choose Mikrotik was due to the webpage said the product can support all kinds of VPN which of course what interest us most is the OpenVPN and IPSec.

I already had the problem to setup IPSec, after trying very hard for the last 5days and trying various example provided but still not working (http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=61561) and no help offered from Mikrotik support, not even a pointer to tell me where went wrong or how to troubleshoot !!! To me, it should be the most simple VPN setup [a mobile MacOS client access the Mikrotik IPSec so that he/she can access the company network]

As a backup plan, I was planning to propose to use OpenVPN instead, and when I see this post, I am totally "SAD" and "HOPELESS" and "EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED" !
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:44 am

Stopping support of one of the best vpn solutions out there is a bad move! And dont tell me how superior sstp is or it will be, because it wont.
 
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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:18 pm

Stopping support of one of the best vpn solutions out there is a bad move! And dont tell me how superior sstp is or it will be, because it wont.
I just can not understand Mikrotiks policy on this ... there are numerous posts on this forum regarding OpenVPN functionality to be improved in routeros but the company just ignores it and implements tons of new features nobody needs or wants.

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Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:48 pm

When you see even consumer routers/modems offering openVPN with all functionalities (like lzo and udp), you wonder why a supposedly better grade router can't do it...

We are also considering alternate options than ROS to continue to provide openVPN services for our users.

Will be sad to change again, but Mikrotik is leaving us no choice in the matter.

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