[Openswan Users] how to get persistent connection from Windows XP

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Dec 8 16:56:54 EST 2006

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006, Chris Purves wrote:

> I have an L2TP over IPSEC connection from a Windows XP client to a linux
> server running openswan and xl2tpd.  What is the best way to have the
> connection (initiated from Windows XP) be persistent?  I would like the
> connection to start when Windows is rebooted and to reconnect if the
> connection is dropped.
> I can set the Redialing Options from the Network Connections properties,
> but I'm not sure what's the best way to auto-connect on system startup.

I only know that windows loads the ipsec connection into its IKE daemon,
but only initiates it if it has traffic for the tunnel. So your bootup
scripts on Windows will need to:
- start the ipsec connection
- send a ping

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