[Openswan Users] Testing connection
peters at exemplar-associates.com
Wed Aug 2 08:23:22 EDT 2006
Back in May I was trying to configure L2TP/IPSec to connect to the Linux
box from my desktop Windows XP here in the same office.
After a lot of confusion I managed it but after a few months doing other
work I am now looking at how to connect to this Linux server from the
I suspect that the current config will not work. Is there any way I can
test it from here in the office, sending traffic outside and back in again ?
As I alter the config to work from the internet I will need to test it =
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 10:24:50 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
> From: <peters=40....com>
> Subject: =5BOpenswan Users=5D Re: Creating Win XP vpn connection
> To: users=40openswan.org
> Message-ID: <20060518093721.085F8B430C=40mail0.hyperoffice.com>
> > Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 19:33:00 +0200
> > From: Stefan Denker
> > On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 04:03:32PM +0000, peters wrote:
> > > DeviceName.....WAN miniport (L2TP)
> > > Server IP add 192.168.0.55
> > > The ping behaviour is still the same.
> > Turn off your firewall.=20
> > Assuming you're using iptables:=20
> > iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT
> > iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT
> > iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT
> > iptables -F=20
> > Then try to ping again.=20
> With the firewall turned-off everything seems to be working.
> I am trying to set-up the firewall using Firestarter and thought
> it was ok for a while but this morning it is not behaving again.
> It is a firewall issue. I have ports 500, 4500 and 445 open
> and I thought that would be enough. Oddly Firestarted doesn't
> log any rejections.
> I am just glad to have got it working at all, thanks everyone.
> The next big step is to try to connect it to the outside world
> and see if we can connect from outside.
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