Here's the summary of the IRC meeting.



Place: #openvpn-meeting on irc.freenode.net
Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019
Time: 11:30 CEST (9:30 UTC)

Planned meeting topics for this meeting were here:


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dazo, lev, mattock, ordex and syzzer participated in this meeting.


Mattock gave an update on tap-windows6 HLK testing. The physical HLK
environment is working well. There a couple of odd-duck test failures
(=reason unknown/not looked into yet) as well as a few known issues
(=solution known). Some of the tests that have failed are not even
mandatory (e.g. "Static tools logo test"). A server 2019 Core HLK client
is needed to pass the "Operating in Server Core" test.


Mattock relayed an update from OSTIF.  The Operator Foundation should be
able to complete the obfs4, shadowsocks, and meek1 plugins (for OpenVPN)
by the end of October.


Talked about OpenVPN 2.x, and testing in particular. User/pass auth
testing has started to become quite complex. In that area more automated
testing would be good. Also, testing (things through) the management
interface would be a nice addition.


Full chatlog attached.

Samuli Seppänen
Community Manager
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc

irc freenode net: mattock
(12:35:24) mattock: hi!
(12:35:44) lev__: hi
(12:37:51) ordex: hi mattock1 
(12:37:51) ordex: :)
(12:38:17) dazo ha scelto come argomento: Next meeting 20/June/2019 at 20:00 
CEST.  Agenda at https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/Topics-2019-06-12
(12:38:45) dazo: hopefully at least 1 of 2 of the information parts will be 
valid next week :-P
(12:39:48) mattock: hi guys!
(12:39:58) mattock: let's check the agenda
(12:40:10) dazo: #1 tap-windows6 update :)
(12:40:17) mattock: https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/Topics-2019-06-12
(12:40:19) vpnHelper: Title: Topics-2019-06-12 – OpenVPN Community (at 
(12:40:37) mattock: so, I've slowly worked through most of the tests
(12:40:57) mattock: there are a couple of odd ducks (=unknown issues) which I 
need to look into
(12:41:18) mattock: plus those tests which are known to fail without some 
special setup
(12:41:46) mattock: plus "Operate in Server Core" requires a Server 2019 Core 
(12:41:51) mattock: =HLK client
(12:42:18) mattock: then I also need to verify which of the tests are actually 
mandatory (e.g. static tools logo test is failing, but it is not mandatory)
(12:43:32) mattock: so, looking good, and I _hope_ the remaining failures can 
be resolved this week
(12:44:30) mattock: the physical HLK test environment seems to work well
(12:44:46) mattock: that's all there is about tap-windows6 at my end
(12:46:02) mattock: I have an update from OSTIF btw
(12:46:20) mattock: maybe that would work as topic #2
(12:46:43) syzzer: at least decent progress on the tap-windows side, that's 
nice :)
(12:46:55) syzzer: what's with OSTIF?
(12:47:03) mattock: syzzer: yeah, though it is not done until it is done :)
(12:47:17) mattock: first of all, the wanted to thank ordex for his work
(12:47:29) dazo: syzzer: https://ostif.org/
(12:47:32) vpnHelper: Title: OSTIF.org Open Source Technology Improvement Fund 
(at ostif.org)
(12:47:47) mattock: "obfs4, shadowsocks, and meek1 plugins should be completed 
by the end of October"
(12:47:56) dazo: nice!
(12:48:11) ordex: mattock1: what for exactly ?
(12:48:32) mattock: OpenVPN I assume
(12:48:46) ordex: ah "they"
(12:49:12) mattock: so operator foundation is working on this stuff
(12:49:16) ordex: ah ok
(12:49:26) ordex: tthen yeah, it's related to the jigsaw project
(12:49:41) ordex: that I am trying to get merged
(12:49:48) mattock: yeah
(12:50:13) mattock: so things seem to be moving forward there, which is good
(12:50:13) ordex: okok
(12:50:30) mattock: so, speaking of progress
(12:50:41) mattock: anything we should/can discuss regarding openvpn 2.5?
(12:51:09) syzzer: not from my side
(12:53:09) ordex: I briefly discussed with dazo how to change the makefile to 
fix the t_net.sh issue we have now in master
(12:53:21) ordex: so I should fix that soon after I try it locally
(12:53:47) mattock: ok good!
(12:53:49) dazo: I'll be available to help out there anytime
(12:54:09) ordex: ok!
(12:54:36) ordex: cron2 also merged most of the sitnl patches, and he commented 
on something, so I will try to wrap those changes in a new patch after I fix 
the Makefile
(12:55:31) dazo: I'm hoping to get a chance to complete the review of the 
auth-token-hmac patches as well in coming days
(12:56:37) dazo: I've tested them fairly thoroughly and it works as expected.  
But will need to run a few extra tests using auth-plugins (only tested with 
--auth-user-pass-verify so far)
(12:57:55) dazo: But user/pass auth testing is growing in complexity, as we 
have quite a few ways how to do that now ... and I still haven't really thought 
about how to test the same features using the management interface
(13:01:06) mattock: how do we test that now?
(13:01:13) mattock: "stare with eye" only?
(13:02:13) dazo: I have some test scripts ... and for the new features 
plaisthos introduces, I need to write a simple auth-plugin .... management 
interface is mostly untested from community side, but it is used by the Access 
(13:02:43) mattock: plus openvpn-gui etc
(13:03:07) dazo: yeah, but not for server side user authentication
(13:03:39) mattock: yeah
(13:04:09) mattock: do we have any tests in openvpn 2 for testing the 
management interface?
(13:04:27) mattock: or "testing things by using the management interface"
(13:04:42) dazo: I've done sporadic tests using the management interface 
(13:04:54) dazo: but nothing consistent or automated
(13:05:10) ordex: I don't think we have any script testing that
(13:05:46) mattock: would be "nice to have"
(13:05:56) dazo: yeah
(13:07:11) mattock: anything else on 2.5/testing?
(13:08:51) ordex: not on my side
(13:09:01) mattock: any other topics?
(13:12:40) ordex: maybe not ? :D
(13:13:22) mattock: sounds good :)
(13:13:48) syzzer: well, lunch time then :)
(13:13:52) dazo: :)
(13:14:01) mattock: enjoy, I already ate :)
(13:14:11) mattock: thursday next week then

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