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From: Jussi Laakkonen <>
Subject: [PATCH 4/5] openvpn: Default to 10 AuthErrorLimit unless set by user
Date: Thu,  2 Sep 2021 18:11:23 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Unless the user has set a value for provider property "AuthErrorLimit"
default to 10 attempts after a successful connection has been made before
allowing to clear the credentials. This is imperative for the cases when
OpenVPN server requires client to do a clean shutdown but the network
goes down before it can be completed. In these cases server may respond
back with AUTH_FAILED control message until it determines that old
client is realy gone. By using this limit credentials are not
unnecessarily cleared because there was no real problem with them.
 vpn/plugins/openvpn.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/vpn/plugins/openvpn.c b/vpn/plugins/openvpn.c
index daf66cd5..7089d6ce 100644
--- a/vpn/plugins/openvpn.c
+++ b/vpn/plugins/openvpn.c
@@ -1099,6 +1099,15 @@ static int ov_connect(struct vpn_provider *provider,
 	const char *tmpdir;
 	struct ov_private_data *data;
+	/*
+	 * Explicitly set limit of 10 for authentication errors. This defines
+	 * the authentication error message limit from the server before VPN
+	 * agent is instructed to clear the credentials. This is effective only
+	 * after a successful connection has been made within CONNECT_OK_DIFF
+	 * time. User defined value for "AuthErrorLimit" overrides this.
+	 */
+	vpn_provider_set_auth_error_limit(provider, 10);
 	data = g_try_new0(struct ov_private_data, 1);
 	if (!data)
 		return -ENOMEM;

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-02 15:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 15:11 [PATCH 0/5] Add heurestic and customizable value for VPN auth errors Jussi Laakkonen
2021-09-02 15:11 ` [PATCH 1/5] vpn: Report EALREADY back to caller if VPN is already disconnecting Jussi Laakkonen
2021-09-02 15:11 ` [PATCH 2/5] vpn-provider: Ignore error adding when state is idle/unknown Jussi Laakkonen
2021-09-13  6:32   ` Daniel Wagner
2021-09-13  9:05     ` Jussi Laakkonen
2021-09-02 15:11 ` [PATCH 3/5] vpn-provider: Add auth error check heuristic to avoid losing creds Jussi Laakkonen
2021-09-02 15:11 ` Jussi Laakkonen [this message]
2021-09-02 15:11 ` [PATCH 5/5] doc: Document AuthErrorLimit in VPN connection API Jussi Laakkonen
2021-09-13  6:43 ` [PATCH 0/5] Add heurestic and customizable value for VPN auth errors Daniel Wagner
2021-09-13  9:36   ` Jussi Laakkonen

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