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OpenVPN 'push' options with quotes
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The newer versions of OpenVPN require any push argument to be surrounded in quotes if it's more than one parameter that's part of the push.

As a result adding custom push options via set interfaces openvpn vtunX openvpn-option is completely broken since quotes are not allowed inside.

I would suggest one of two things, fixing the quote issue - or instead offering a set interfaces openvpn vtunX push-options <option>that will put the value inside of quotes when written out to the configuration.

so set interfaces openvpn vtunX push-option "keepalive 1 10" would result in a line in the openvpn config being push "keepalive 1 10"


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Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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c-po claimed this task.Sep 4 2019, 7:22 AM
c-po added a comment.EditedSep 4 2019, 6:31 PM

You could use quoting like mentioned in T1129.

set interfaces openvpn vtun10 openvpn-option 'push &quot;keepalive 1 10&quot;'

This will add push "keepalive 1 10" to the corresponding openvpn config file

Issue is ONLY resolved in the 1.2 rolling series not the equueleus branch!

c-po closed this task as Resolved.Sep 4 2019, 6:35 PM
c-po moved this task from Need Triage to Finished on the VyOS 1.3 Equuleus board.Oct 13 2019, 3:05 PM