[vpn-help] New 2.2.0 Alpha 11 Build Available

kevin vpn klmlk at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 10 20:57:08 CST 2011

On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:57:43 -0600
Matthew Grooms <mgrooms at shrew.net> wrote:

> All,
> I just uploaded a new 2.2.0 alpha 11 build for testing. This includes
> a lot of code de-duplication between Windows and Linux/BSD/OSX
> builds. It also includes pre-requisite work for the next big
> addition, support for secure domain login on Windows Vista/7
> platforms. Here is a quick list of the important changes ...

Hi Matthew,

I didn't realize that Shrew 2.2.0 had an update notification.  This is
an excellent add!

Regarding Secure Domain Login, what benefit does that provide?

I've upgraded two machines and started testing the client.

On netbook (Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with Broadcom 802.11n) had to
reboot between install/upgrades.  Shrew would not connect for phase1
until I had rebooted, but the installer/upgrade did not suggest that I

The connect dialog for mutual-psk sites now includes username and
password fields, but it accepts empty entries.  mutual-psk-xauth sites
still require a user/pass.

One of my configurations broke.  I have a site configured with
mutual-psk and a pre-configured virtual adapter IP address.  After
upgrading to alpha11, phase2 was unable to complete.  On the gateway
side, it reported that that the proxy-ids were incorrect.  Shrew
appears to be  providing the gateway with the IP of the physical
adapter rather than the configured IP of the virtual adapter.

Downgrading to alpha10 resolved the issue.  This occured both on the
netbook described above and on a PC running Windows 7 Professional
64-bit with a Realtek card.  I'm hoping this is relatively easy for you
to reproduce, but if you require logs or the site config, I can provide

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