[Openswan Users] Basic XP Connectivity Problem

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Thu Sep 13 14:36:16 EDT 2007

On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, Bartley, M. James wrote:

> As a *really* simple, one-step-at-time starting point,
> the server and all the clients are all plugged into the
> same subnet and none of them are using (or behind) NAT
> or firewalls.
> That's what's bugging me ... this is essentially step #1
> of "Openswan for Dummies" and it's not working (making me
> feel like a dummy).

You cannot do l2tp from within the same subnet. You would
be assigning an IP on the local subnet, and packets would
not get encrypted at all, or possible the tunnel would
implode, since the remote gateway is on "remote subnet"

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