Hello everyone! My name is Sean Brady, and I am currently in my Sophomore year at Oregon State University studying Computer Science. In early January of this year, I decided to become a contributor for a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) project focused on operating systems where I researched Haiku and its projects which interested me and the VPN Support Project in particular. From what I can tell, interest in bringing a VPN to Haiku has been in the works since the BeOS days and more recently the tun.cpp file about 4 years ago.
IIRC Haiku needs several things in the kernel before we can get either working. That being said, I feel like OpenVPN is relatively portable since it runs on about any Unix-like, and I’m sure with our POSIX layer we’ll get similar results.
I agree with the general sentiment but , there is also the implementation from FreeBSD which as I understand it has seen some security review (they completely axed the first version due to this) as well as not being written in Go. There is also commercial support behind that implementation so I’d expect it to continue being developed and could get updates similar to imported wifi drivers on Haiku.
openvpn is pretty straight forward on getting to build and packaged, took the liberty to check it out and already pushed a branch for that to my github account, you could take a look there if you are interested.
Not sure if underlying patches are needed, but looked ok so far launching the binary (no crashes).