OpenVPN config types
I am trying to put together a doc (or fix up the UI) to understand the various OpenVPN config download types. It seems there are 5 types of download:
.ovpn - embedded certsis used in linux desktop and OpenVPN app on Android.
.tblkI imagine is for tunnelblick. Anyone know which other clients use the other formats?
cc @mehdi who coded all this
.confis the "traditionnal" default format that is used with the OpenVPN CLI. IIRC,
.ovpnfiles are just
.conffiles with the extension changed. Both
.conffiles can either have the certs next to them, or embedded in b64 in the configuration file itself, that's the difference between zipped and embedded. And yes, indeed
.tblkis for tunneblick (I believe it's just a zip of the .conf file and the certificates).
In summary, we could defintely remove the least used ones, and leave only
.tblk. I think most others are less useful and these 2 can do the job in most, if not all, cases.
@mehdi For my as Mac user was Tunnel Blick long-Time fine. But the App from OpenVPN working nice. Seems to be the perfect Solution for every Mac User.
In summary, we could defintely remove the least used ones, and leave only .ovpn embedded and .tblk. I think most others are less useful and these 2 can do the job in most, if not all, cases.
right, this is the confirmation I needed. Looks like, we can remove the first 3. Will do that in next release then.