[Vpn-help] interop shrew client and strongswan/openswan etc.

Matthew Grooms mgrooms at shrew.net
Thu Dec 7 23:35:27 CST 2006

Jakob Curdes wrote:
> Hello,
> does anybody have a working combo of Shrew CVPN Client and Strong- or 
> Openswan ?
> I am fiddling around with all parameters but cannot get it to work. The 
> xxxSwans only support main mode and then I can only use IPs as ID  with 
> PSK;
> this fails on NATted connections because Shrew only knows the internal 
> IP, not the external one that xxxSwan sees and wants.


     I haven't tried the client with strong/free swan myself but Jacco 
de Leeuw was nice enough to post some helpful information on the 
openswan list not too long ago. He included an example of a working .vpn 
file that can be imported into the shrew soft vpn connection manager 
that worked with his openswan configuration.

Please see the following url ...


Hope this helps,


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