[Openswan Users] Using OpenSwan to secure iPhone on public wifi

SiR GadaBout sirgadpc at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 12:52:27 EST 2011


I have to confess the linked page is largely gobbledygook to me.  I'd
appreciate advice that's more appropriate for someone of my level of
cluelessness, if that's ok.

Thanks though.

On Friday, 18 November 2011, Paul Wouters <paul at xelerance.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2011, SiR GadaBout wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm running Debian 6.0.3 on a Dell E5400 laptop. It has one gigabit
Ethernet port. It is connected to my home network through my Airport
Extreme Base Station. I
>> have a 10 down/1 up cable connection to the net.  I'm an inexperienced
user of Linux.
>> I used to use PublicVPN.com to enhance my privacy over public wifi
connections between my iPhone (iOS 5) and the Internet, but now I'd like to
implement this using
>> my own Debian-based server instead.
>> Research has shown that OpenSwan should be compatible with my iPhone,
but not freeswan.  Other than that, however, I haven't got a clue how to
about this.  I did
>> find a tutorial for implementing this on OpenVPN, but research revealed
this also to be incompatible with my iPhone.
>> Any and all helpful advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> Paul
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