FreshTomato - Feature Request [OpenVPN "Server 3"]

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Twincam, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Twincam

    Twincam Networkin' Nut Member

    One of the reasons I tried FreshTomato was because I discovered that @kille72 had added the facility for a 3rd OpenVPN client. [I've actually never used it; but it's really "nice to have"!]

    My current RT-AC3200 is configured as a normal TAP server [VPNS1] bound to my main subnet and excellent for offsite "Windows" access [Users really like that], and as a TUN [Site2Site] server [VPNS2]. I use this to support mates' networks [as it negates the requirement for device-installation of client OpenVPN software]. I have access to their routers so I can easily determine "what is what" from the "Device List" page on their "Tomato" routers.

    Occasionally, I would like to remote-access devices on my secondary subnet. It struck me that if I had a 3rd OpenVPN server [VPNS3?] this would be a "piece of cake". I would create a new OpenVPN TAP server and bind it to the correct bridge.

    I know there are ways round the limitation I describe as I could change the router configuration - even remotely but, if it were possible, the option for a 3rd OpenVPN server would be great; for me at least! :)

    Obviously this a very low-priority - but, if it is:

    01) "Quick and Simple" to do.
    02) Doesn't add too much to the FW images' size.
    03) Seen as useful by a few others [How many is "a few"?]

    I'd be very happy to test. Thanks. :cool:

    Edit: I also have an RT-N66U which is an obvious test vehicle. I know that is MIPS but it would be less disruptive [for me] to test on. In summary, I can test both MIPS & ARM builds.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  2. idjut1

    idjut1 New Member Member

    sorry wrong place
  3. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

  4. Twincam

    Twincam Networkin' Nut Member

    @rs232 thanks for this; I will bear it mind. Wow, that is an old thread - that I missed on my "search" [used the wrong arguments!]. I will read-up about tinc [which is something I'd never heard about until I saw the menu option when I first installed FT] but if it is possible to add a tab for "Server 3", I'd prefer that. "Familiarity" and all that .... :cool:
  5. M_ars

    M_ars Network Guru Member

    @Twincam a third OpenVPN server should be possible, probably not so much to change/add.
    But the problem i see is nvram space... i counted over 40 nvram values for each server... thats a lot of stuff/space
  6. Twincam

    Twincam Networkin' Nut Member

    @M_ars I can see that might be an issue but, by storing the OpenVPN configuration offline [USB in my case], I think that there could be enough space left. With 2x VLAN, 2x OpenVPN [Servers], a few PF rules etc. defined, my RT-AC3200 is not yet too close to the limit ....

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