[Openswan Users] Basic Openswan question

Ladi mafja at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 28 00:45:05 EST 2006

Thanks a lot Paul for your answer. 

When implementing IPSec in windows you can choose if you want to create a VPN or not. This doesn't seem to be the case with Openswan. I hope it will be implemented in the future.

Once more thanks a lot,

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----- Original Message ----
From: Paul Wouters <paul at xelerance.com>
To: Ladi <mafja at yahoo.com>
Cc: users at openswan.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:16:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Openswan Users] Basic Openswan question

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, Ladi wrote:

> Scenario:
> >From a linux box users connect to a Win 2k3 server (terminal server) using rdesktop. I'm suppose to secure this connection (TCP port 3389) using certificates. I have already searched on the net about doing this in linux and found out only Openswan. The only thing i'm confused is that whatever i read about Openswan is about creating a VPN (and my boss doesn't want to create a vpn for this).
> My question is (I hope it makes sense): can i use openswan to accomplish my task or not?

Openswan is VPN software. If your boss doesnt want a vpn, don't use it.

I do not know if one can use TLS and X.509 certificates within the rdesktop protocol.


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