[Openswan Users] Tunnel between router and web server running openswan

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Jul 4 09:50:44 EDT 2007

On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Langdon Stevenson wrote:

> I am new to openswan and need advice on how to proceed.
> I have a Vigor 2900 router (with static IP) that connects my office's
> LAN to the Internet.

Vigors have known problems, ensure to run the latest firmware.

> I have a dedicated web server hosted by my ISP (running Fedora Core 4
> with Openswan 2.4.4-1.0FC4.1 and a static IP)
> What I would like is to create a VPN tunnel between the Vigor router and
> the Fedora box, so that I can transfer files to the web server without
> having to rely on FTP, sshfs or similar (lots of problems with ssh
> connections dropping out).
> I spent some time Googling the problem and worked through the examples
> that I can find.  However I have not been able to work out how to
> configure the connection.  Given that there is no LAN behind the web
> server I am stumped as to how I should proceed.

Configure a subnet-subnet tunnel with yourwebserverip/32 as one of the

> Any advice or pointers to documentation would be greatly appreciated.

The Openswan book (see link below) has a few pages on Vigor's and their
oddities and bugs.

Building and integrating Virtual Private Networks with Openswan:

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