[Openswan Users] Cisco IP Redirect and L2TP

Peter McGill petermcgill at goco.net
Thu Dec 13 10:06:36 EST 2007

Well it's partially dependent on your setup.
In my case I'm using certs with internet explorer and those same certs with openvpn.

Using the openvpn gui and innosetup to create a combined setup program, you
Get a innosetup recipe with the following key components:

Source: "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\*.ovpn"; DestDir: "{app}\config"
Source: "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\*.crt"; DestDir: "{app}\config"
Source: "C:\Documents and Settings\Peter McGill\My Documents\openvpn-2.0.9-gui-1.0.3-install.exe"; DestDir: "{tmp}"

Filename: "{tmp}\openvpn-2.0.9-gui-1.0.3-install.exe"

Naturally you'll have to edit the paths and file versions to suit you, and add the rest of the recipe.
Though looking back at my notes, I never got around to testing this, as currently I'm
The only remote access user, no one else has requested access.

Peter McGill

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lars Behrens [mailto:lars at hfk-bremen.de] 
> Sent: December 8, 2007 7:13 AM
> To: openswan
> Cc: petermcgill at goco.net
> Subject: Re: [Openswan Users] Cisco IP Redirect and L2TP
> hi, peter,
> > While I was able to get Windows IPSec/L2TP roadwarrior 
> clients working
> > With our Openswan network, I have also since switched to OpenVPN  
> > for our
> > Windows roadwarrior clients and prefer it for that scenario.
> > Sorry if this is blasphemous.
> the world is neither perfect nor suitable for the big "one-size-fits- 
> all"-solution (M$oft? $nix? Cisco?) ;-)
> > I still use and love Openswan for our static office wan connections,
> > but
> > Find OpenVPN more suited to the single user roadwarrior client  
> > scenario.
> > Some reasons in particular that stand out:
> > Using SSL it cares not about NATing between the hosts, and NATing is
> > Very common in home and other LANs.
> > It's much easier for the non-technical user to setup.
> I totally agree to that.
> > (I easily created an installer which does all the work for the end  
> > user.)
> that sounds nice! may there be a chance to get a copy of such an  
> installer ... ?! ;-)
> greetings (and maybe thanx in advance)
> lars behrens

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