[Openswan Users] best config for Windows2003

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon Apr 16 22:42:18 EDT 2007

On Fri, 13 Apr 2007, Remigiusz Stachura wrote:

>  I have a setup with a linux server connecting to a Windows 2003
> server using IPsec in PSK host-to-host transport mode. Only linux sent
> files to windows server. The linux server is using Openswan 2.4.6 on
> kernel 2.6.18. Windows side uses default configuration for IKE SA and
> IPSEC SA lifetime. What values should I set for IKELIFETIME and

Stick with the defaults.

> and does linux should have set: rekey=yes or rekey=no?

You only should use rekey=no if the other end is a dynamic ip (eg right=%any)

> What should I set: auto=add or auto=start if linux server sent 300MB
> files every 12-20 hours.

Only use auto=add if you the other end is a dynamic ip (eg right=%any).


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