[Openswan Users] Basic Openswan question

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Tue Nov 28 10:31:16 EST 2006

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, Ladi wrote:

> 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.

I have no idea what you mean? IPsec comes in various modes, the most
obvious two being Transport Mode and Tunnel Mode.  VPN's use Tunnel Mode,
while L2TP/IPsec uses Transport Mode. Perhaps you are referring to this?
Openswan supports both.

If you are referring to non-ipsec connections, you would mean PPTP, which
is implemented in different software on linux, called pptp-linux.


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