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    Phoronix: OpenVPN DCO Linux Kernel Module Aims To Offer Faster VPN Performance

    OpenVPN has been implementing a kernel module for data channel offload (DCO) capabilities to enhance the performance of this virtual private network system...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...VPN-DCO-Kernel

  • #2
    Kernel module is here: https://github.com/OpenVPN/ovpn-dco

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    • #3
      Will this be able to prolong my uptime on battery on my laptop while using openVPN?

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      • #4
        Me five hours ago: "Get everything out of the kernel!"
        Me right now: "Actually, this sounds good."

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        • #5
          Couldn't they use eBPF for that? At least for the decryption phase.

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          • #6
            I see no upstreaming roadmap for the kernel driver. Upstreaming into the main Linux kernel does trigger a lot of peer review.

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            • #7
              When OpenVPN is the wrong tool for the job... stop trying to make it the right tool. And just use the right tool to being with.

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              • #8
                Funny how chrome made firefox much better and now wireguard made openvpn much better.

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                • #9
                  Would be interesting to compare it to classic userspace-only OpenVPN and WireGuard.

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like there's an overlap with what ProtonVPN has been doing with OpenVPN to improve performance: https://protonvpn.com/blog/vpn-accelerator/

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