The OpenVPN community project team is proud to release OpenVPN
2.3_beta1. It can be downloaded from here:


This release includes several bugfixes, cleanups and minor enhancements.
In addition, the Windows installers comes with an updated version of
openvpn-gui. A full list of new features and the changelog is available


A full list of new features and the changelog are available here:


The changelog is also attached to this email.

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- Official documentation:
- Wiki: <>
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- User IRC channel: #openvpn at

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Samuli Seppänen
Community Manager
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc

irc freenode net: mattock

Arne Schwabe (7):
      Fixes error: --key fails with EXTERNAL_PRIVATE_KEY: No such file or 
directory if --management-external-key is used
      Merge almost identical create_socket_tcp and create_socket_tcp6
      Document the inlining of files in openvpn and document key-direction
      Merge getaddr_multi and getaddr6 into one function
      Document --management-client and --management-signal a bit better
      Document that keep alive will double the second value in server mode and 
give a short explanation why the value is chosen.
      Add checks for external-key-managements

David Sommerseth (1):
      Fix reconnect issues when --push and UDP is used on the server

Gert Doering (4):
      Reduce --version string detail about IPv6 to just "[IPv6]".
      Put actual OpenVPN command line on top of corresponding log file.
      Keep pre-existing tun/tap devices around on *BSD
      make "ipv6 ifconfig" on linux compatible with busybox ifconfig

Heiko Hund (6):
      fix regression with --http-proxy[-*] options
      add x_msg_va() log function
      add API for plug-ins to write to openvpn log
      remove stale _openssl_get_subject() prototype
      remove unused flag SSLF_NO_NAME_REMAPPING
      Add --compat-names option

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