[Openswan Users] Can OpenSWAN replace OpenVPN?

Troy Telford ttelford.groups at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 12:03:39 EDT 2012

If you're at all interested, my configuration is at:


The post covers how I configured OpenVPN as well as OpenSWAN, X.509 certs, etc.

I made the post primarily so I could look it up at a later date.

On Jul 20, 2012, at 5:32 AM, Sandra Schlichting wrote:

> Dear Geert
>> I think we pretty much have the same rerequirements and reasons to look into
>> ipsec...
>> I also had a openvpn and currently have an ipsec vpn for my phone.
>> What you need is an l2tp tunnel over ipsec.
>> You first create a secure connection over ipsec, after that you build a
>> tunnel over this secure connection.
>> There are loads of howto's on the net.
>> The l2tp can be configured to advertise ip adresses to clients.
>> A good website to find information is th following:
>> http://www.jacco2.dds.nl/networking/openswan-l2tp.html
> Very useful information! Thanks.
> Can I get a copy of your config files as a starting point? =)
> Hugs,
> Sandra
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Troy Telford
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