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Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:56:09 am »
In the OpenVPN Advanced Config Send/Receive Buffer options already exist. The Max value is 2.00 MiB.

If a higher or lower sndbuf/recbuf is put into custom options does it override the built-in option? I notice it even has a default option so I'm wondering if the default overrides any value put into custom options?

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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 03:43:38 pm »
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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 02:23:24 pm »
Good question

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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 06:35:04 pm »
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=130350.msg718028#msg718028

Trying to interpret Jimp's choice of words here in the second paragraph.  Did he mean the Custom Options override the checkboxes, and thats why it was safe to upgrade?
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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 08:16:08 pm »
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=130350.msg718028#msg718028

Trying to interpret Jimp's choice of words here in the second paragraph.  Did he mean the Custom Options override the checkboxes, and thats why it was safe to upgrade?

I read that too and it doesn't really clarify. Hopefully Jimp can answer this. In some cases it may be useful to have a higher buffer than the dropdown allows, or perhaps maybe add a 'custom' field to the dropdown.


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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 01:28:30 pm »

Default is Off, which means let the OS do it`s standard thing.
Use the Advanced Config Send/Receive Buffer OR the Custom options to set a different value.

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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 07:23:10 pm »
Thank you, friend.

Was confused on that one....

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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 10:08:56 am »
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=130350.msg718028#msg718028

Trying to interpret Jimp's choice of words here in the second paragraph.  Did he mean the Custom Options override the checkboxes, and thats why it was safe to upgrade?

I read that too and it doesn't really clarify. Hopefully Jimp can answer this. In some cases it may be useful to have a higher buffer than the dropdown allows, or perhaps maybe add a 'custom' field to the dropdown.

Some people had those directives specified in custom options. If you enable the GUI options plus have them in the custom options box, openvpn may fail to start. I was saying it does the safe thing and defaults to off for the GUI controls so people who had them active before wouldn't upgrade and find they had a broken setup.

So you can use the GUI controls or custom options, but do not try to use both.
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Re: Openvpn - Simple 2.4 Send/Receive question
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 08:24:11 pm »
I appreciate your answer, great help!