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Old 03-28-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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setting a vpn

hello, i use suse linux 10.0 and i need to set a vpn, so i can connect to a computer at my bosses house from my house. from what ive kinda looked into i use openswan to set up the vpn and kvpnc to connect, is this correct? using the my suse disks, i have installed both (supposedly) but i cant find where openswan is, i used which openswan in the terminal and it returned nothing. hmmmm, ive tried to install it three times. does anyone have any ideas. plus once i got openswan installed what steps do i need to take to create the vpn

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I don't know about the vpn, but to find openswan, I would suggest the locate command. First the machine needs to catalog all the files. This is done with the updatedb command. The updatedb might take a while to complete. As you don't know where the files are or who has read access, I would do this as root. (Other's wouldn't)

> updatedb
> locate openswan
Old 03-28-2006, 10:12 PM   #3
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rpm -qls openswan
rpm -qls ipsec-tools
should be enough to see what's and where's installed.
Old 03-29-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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thanks to both of you both commands yielded results. i found the openswan directory. but all there is in it is a bunch of html files. has anyone set up openswan and if so any insights as how to do it


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