[Openswan Users] Trouble with IPSEC Windows XP client to Openswan X509 VPN server (linux)

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Aug 18 10:12:14 EDT 2006

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, rturnbull wrote:

> I'm having tremendous trouble getting connections working from a window xp pro
> ipsec client to a freeswan VPN gateway.  I keep getting an error of
> INVALID_ID_INFORMATION.  I will attach my oakley.log from the windows xp
> machine and the ipsec.log from freeswan.  Any help would be greatly
> appreciated for this or if the recommendation is "don't use craptastic windows
> ipsec and key management" let me know what product I can use to make this
> connectivity work.

Freeswan is too old to work with modern Windows variants. Various bugfixes
and workarounds have been added in Openswan to make windows work properly,
especially if nat-traversal is involved (even assuming you have your
freeswan patched with a nat-t patch)

Building and integrating Virtual Private Networks with Openswan:

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