[Openswan Users] Can use the character "/" in my rightid DN?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Thu Nov 23 20:05:33 EST 2006

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Mendes, Marco wrote:

> I am configuring a VPN connection between a Cisco router and a Linux
> Machine running Openswan.
> Everything was working fine until I had to put the original DN that was
> primarily configured in the Cisco router:
> C=BR, ST=Brazil, O=Teste Brasileiro S/A,
> OU=Saneamento&Eletricidade/GN/TBOM, CN=CISCO
> As you can see, there are some "dashes" in the O and OU fields that I
> supposed are being interpreted as commas.

That, and the "&" symbol is going to cause problems.

> My question is: Is there any way to keep those dashes in the respective
> fields? My problem is that the Cisco router is already configured and
> has a lot of other Cisco peers, meaning that would be a pain to
> reconfigure the CA without these characters and the entire network.

You can try masking them using a \, I don't know if that will work. But you
are really better of re-doing the CA. This is going to bite you again
and again in the future.

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