[Openswan Users] VPN-1 Edge X to Openswan success (AES)

Jerry Kaidor jerry at tr2.com
Wed Dec 14 07:25:52 CET 2005

> Hi folks,
> just wanted to let you know that the small VPN-1 Edge X boxes offered by
> Checkpoint support VPNs with Openswan quite well. I just managed to get
> the
> following configuration running:[...]

*** Excellent!

   I am trying to get VPNs working for my PC support customer - I originally
thought I would use the built-in IPSEC/L2TP support in Win2K/XP.   But I
am reluctantly coming to the conclusion that it is just too fragile for a
production environment.   It's more in the category of "amazed that it
works at all" rather than "set it up and forget it".

   Meanwhile, an openswan-openswan connection just hums along for weeks'n
weeks without crashing.

   So I would really like to use some sort of VPN endpoint hardware. 
Unfortunately, I cannot afford the VPN-1 edge boxes.  I am thinking
about getting a couple of Linksys WRT54G routers, which are dirt cheap
and run
Linux - the older versions, anyway.  Anybody tried out something like this?

                        - Jerry Kaidor ( jerry at tr2.com )

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