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Old 09-21-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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Connect linux machine to windows VPN


I was just wondering if anyone has had any success doing this? Is it even possible? I have just installed FreeSWAN and am going to give it a go, anyone got any tips?

Old 09-21-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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Well we've had success connecting a Windows machine to a Linux VPN server using OpenVPN. Otherwise if your Windows server is running some kind of IPSec server then FreeSwan would hopefully do the trick. Also remember that FreeSwan is a discontinued project now - its been taken up by the Openswan and Strongswan projects. (see
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Thanks for the info, found a how to on the openswan website so will give that a go.



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