[Openswan Users] Multiple clients on dynamic IP + server on static IP - how?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon Mar 26 23:48:50 EDT 2007

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, Jens Knoell wrote:

> We've got a moderate setup with ~25 VPN connections:
> - Linux server, kernel 2.4.x
>  OpenSWAN 2.4.x
>  Static IP
> - Most client LAN's are hooked using D-Link 808HV / 804HV and 814VUP
>  Static IP, authentication via PSK
> - One Linux client (guess who), kernel 2.6.x
>  OpenSWAN 2.4.x
>  Dynamic IP, authentication via certificate
> Now, I'd like to hook up a few employees who are on home DSL/Cable and as such
> have dynamic IPs. At the moment we use PPTP for that, which works. I'd like to
> use it as a learning exercise though. So I'm looking at using something like
> the D-Link 804HV or 814VUP or anything similarly cheap, because the employees
> will have to pay them out of their own pockets IF they want to telecommute.

Use a linksys WRT54GL with openwrt and http://x-wrt.org/

> But I can't for the life of me figure out how to get more than one dynamic IP
> successfully hooked into the IPsec VPN with PSK since even the cheapest IPsec
> routers out there seem to work ok with PSK. Rather than boring you with what
> didn't work I'd like to ask if anyone has any working server config?

Having recently spend two days on some cheapo netscreen device, I share
your pain and frustration.

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