[Openswan Users] Need help configuring OpenVPN client

SilverTip257 silvertip257 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 12:24:34 EDT 2011


I believe you mistyped and meant OpenSwan/ipsec rather than openvpn.

The last I knew somebody on this list mentioned a NetworkManager
plugin was in development.

Here's snippet from Jacco's page on clients:
7.4 Client GUIs

 A number of VPN graphical front-ends for Linux clients is available, including:
Coondog is a graphical front-end for racoon. It purposely resembles
IPSecuritas, a well-known VPN tool for Mac OS X.
Mandriva's DrakVPN is another such graphical front-end.
KVpnc is a graphical front-end for various VPN clients such as Cisco,
Openswan and PPTPclient.
NetworkManager, a graphical front-end for vpnc (among other things).
 Shrew Soft VPN Client for Unix, a graphical front-end for ipsec-tools (IPsec).
Stinghorn has released a graphical front-end for Linux clients running
ipsec-tools (racoon) and l2tpd. It is based on Python-GTK. There is
also an L2TP/IPsec client for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet by
 Only Stinghorn and KVpnc support the L2TP/IPsec protocol.

//  SilverTip257  //

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 01:17, Eric B. <ebenze at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to creating client IPSec tunnels in Linux.  I am running Fedora
> 14 with
>  openswan-2.6.33-1.fc14.i686 and
>  NetworkManager-openswan.i686 0:0.8.0-5.20100411git.fc14
> I am looking to configured my FC14 box as an IPSEC client to connect to
> my office VPN.  I do not know what server the office VPN is using.  All
> I know are the specs that they have given me.  I also have a working
> example of it running in Windows using TheGreenBow client.
> I have been given the following files:
> ericb.p12
> ericb.pem
> ericb.key
> (and password for the key/p12 files)
> I know the following settings (from looking at the functinoal TGB client
> and someone who has gotten it to work with ipsecuritas in Mac):
> Gateway IP
> Network Addr/CIDR:
> Phase 1:
>   - Lifetime 1800
>   - DH Group: 1024(2)
>   - Encryption: AES 128
>   - Authen: SHA-1
>   - Exchange: Main
> Phase 2:
>   - PFS Group: 1024(2)
>   - Encryption: AES 128
>   - Authen: HMAC SHA-1
> NAT-T: force
> Can anyone please help me with getting this configuration to work?  I
> have attempted to set up the tunnel using the NetworkManager plugin, but
> it doesn't seem to have the proper configuration parameters.
> Ideally, I'd like to get this working via the NM, but if it has to be
> done at command line level, i would be happy with that as well.
> Thanks for any help that you can provide!
> Eric
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