Monday, March 8, 2010

OpenVPN 2.1.1 with save-password enabled (VPNUK Edition)

A couple of days ago, I received an email from VPNUK asking whether I could compile the latest openvpn (2.1.1) with save-password enabled and if I could make a setup that would include their pre-configured config files in the config folder.
I accepted the challenge and not only did I build the latest version of openvpn with save-password enabled, I also modified the openvpn-gui application in order to provide the end users the means to set their connections’ credentials.

In the beginning I added a new menu item that said “Change credentials…” but later on I decided to modify the build-in “Change password” menu item. The modified version will detect whether or not you have the auth-user-pass in you .ovpn file and if you have it, it will display the following dialogue:
I also modified the installation a little bit in order to fix a couple of bugs (uninstalling while openvpn –gui is running etc) and add a few extra things (reboot at the end of the setup, autostart openvpn-gui etc).
If you are interested in downloading this modified version you can download it from VPNUK’s website by clicking here.

By the way, you should totally check out! They provide cheap, amazingly fast vpn access to hundreds of remote servers all around the world. While testing the application I was able to stream TV episodes from a well know USA channel that only streams inside the US. So if you need to fake your ip and let others think that you are in another country, don’t miss VPNUK (you can even ask for a free trial).

PS: This build includes both the x86 and x64 TAP drivers