[Openswan Users] Looking for windows XP client

Nate Carlson natecars at natecarlson.com
Wed Feb 25 12:53:12 CET 2004

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, David Prestwich wrote:
> We've had great success using openswan for all our vpn connections and
> would like to get some input on good windows based clients such as SSH
> Sentinel (if they still are around) etc.  I'm willing to pay for the
> product so cost doesn't matter, just looking for something out there
> that has had the best success as a client working with openswan.  I'd
> prefer a place that I could get the demo first and test out with our
> certificates.  So if you know of the demo let me know.

One option is to use Windows' built-in l2tp-over-ipsec client. The only 
real difficult part of using it is importing the cert; but that can be 
documented for your users fairly easily. With the ipsec updates that MS 
released for 2000/XP, it works fairly well with NAT and everything, too.

The downside to this is you have to run a l2tp daemon, and it's kind of 
hard to debug problems.

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