OpenWrt OpenVPN server installation wiki - failure on 19.07.7

I've successfully installed OpenWRT server onto both HH5a and EA6350v3 both running 21.02.1, using the wiki page which I believe was created and is maintained by @vgaetera

OpenWrt wiki - OpenVPN server

However, I've attempted using the same instructions on HH5a running 19.07.7, and I've encountered the same error in both cases.

This may not be related to the issue, but I also observed the DH took 55 minutes to create on HH5a running 21.02.1 (15 mins on EA6350v3), and only 20 minutes on HH5a on 19.07.7....?

root@openwrt:/etc/config# # Generate DH parameters
root@openwrt:/etc/config# easyrsa gen-dh
Generating DH parameters, 2048 bit long safe prime, generator 2
This is going to take a long time


I'm no expert but I think the process begins to fail starting with this command?

root@openwrt:/etc/config# openvpn --genkey tls-crypt-v2-server ${EASYRSA
Options error: Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in [CMD-LINE]:1: genkey (2.4.11)
Use --help for more information.

An error here

root@openwrt:/etc/config# openvpn --tls-crypt-v2 ${EASYRSA_PKI}/private/
server.pem \
> --genkey tls-crypt-v2-client ${EASYRSA_PKI}/private/client.pem
Options error: Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in [CMD-LINE]:1: tls-crypt-v2 (2.4.11)
Use --help for more information.

The contents of the client.ovpn file retrieved from the HH5a appears to be missing tls-crypt-v2 section.

user nobody
group nogroup
dev tun
remote 1194 udp
remote-cert-tls server


The /etc/openvpn/server.conf is also missing the tls-crypt-v2 section.

I'm just seeking clarification whether the OpenVPN server wiki page applies to older 19.07 release, or is only for current 21.01 release?

(I'm not able to message @vgaetera via the forum messaging system, hence posting here) #by vgaetera


I'll update the wiki page to point readers to earlier revision of the article.



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