[Openswan Users] openswan instead of poptop

John H. mistamaila at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 1 14:52:08 CEST 2004

well, for instance...


I can use this config for win2k/winxp to connect to
poptop/pptp server.  Just looking to do something as
simple as this.  Or would you probably have to end up
getting third party connecting software, not what's
built in?

--- i4 Dan Scannell <daniels at i4technologies.net>

> Hi John,
> 1.Will I be able to connect with standard
> winxp/win2k software as I can with
> pptp/poptop?
> You mean make a connection to an Openswan server
> using Winxp/Win2k VPN
> client Software? probably not, you may need an L2TP
> server (rp-l2tp Linux
> package or an internal W2K to process the L2TP auth
> packets) Openswan would
> probably just process the IPSEC packets.
> You may want to consider iVPN or Safenet
> (recommended) as a third party
> client connect program.
> See
> http://wiki.openswan.org/index.php/interoperating
> for more info.
> 2.Any webmin modules available?
> No idea, probably.
> 3.Will I get same features(can put \\sambaservername
> in windows explorer
> after connect)
> You may need to add sambaservername into the hosts
> file
> (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\) on your windows
> workstation as netbios(?)
> broadcasts will not be heard on your remote Lan. 
> Logging onto a W2K3 server
> also works very well.
> Dan

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