[Openswan Users] Windows 7 IKEv2 no reaction at all

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon Aug 8 15:01:10 EDT 2011

On Sat, 6 Aug 2011, Roland Plüss wrote:

> Trying to get the stupid windows 7 machine to connect to my openswan server. Using version 2.6.29 (31 crashes) as W7
> uses IKEv2. No matter what I try I get not the slightest reaction from OpenSwan.

We're at 2.6.35, so that's kinda old....

> root at server:~> tcpdump -i eth1 host
> tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
> listening on eth1, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 68 bytes
> 20:44:08.847654 IP > [|isakmp]
> 20:44:09.848820 IP > [|isakmp]
> 20:44:11.876885 IP > [|isakmp]
> /var/log/everything/current shows no reaction at all. Not a single line stating anything. I can connect with the same
> machine using GenToo with OpenSwan 2.4.x installed.
> Any ideas what's going on? How the hell to get W7 to connect to OpenSwan?

This suggests that Win7 is not initiating anything. I guess you've setup a wrong policy
that never matches? Is this supposed to be a stock l2tp/ipsec?


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