VPN connection question

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 27 01:05:35 UTC 2007

On 09/26/2007 04:13 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 09/26/2007 03:39 PM, Patton Echols wrote:
>> On 09/26/2007 10:42 AM, NoOp wrote:
>>> You might have a look at kvpnc as a front-end for openswan or racoon
>>> instead.
>>> http://home.gna.org/kvpnc/en/index.html
>> Ok, so it looks like I could do that.  couple of questions:
>> Since this is a KDE thing, will it run on Gnome desktop w/o breaking 
>> other things?
> Well... dunno for sure. As I said, I always user BEFVP41's to do the
> connections so that I have hardware supplied encryption at both ends & I
> don't have to mess with VPN client software :-)
> That said, I have a similar situation/install coming up soon so I've
> installed kvpnc (seems to come up & looks just fine so far), as well as
> racoon &  openswan. I've not tried to set them up yet as I need to set
> up another machine on a different subnet to test & probably won't get
> around to doing that until tomorrow. In the meantime, hopefully someone
> that has used them will jump in here to share their expertise.
>> Normally, what I need for my roaming laptop is to be able to access the 
>> net from various places, Home and Work are both WPA enabled wifi, and 
>> other open networks.  N.M. handles it all quite well.  (if not perfect - 
>> but that's another thread).  Would I be able to still use NM to  
>> establish the basic connectivity - - and then use kvpnc to set up the 
>> tunnel? Or do I have to replace NM with something else?  The latter 
>> would not be my first choice.
> I don't see why you couldn't use NM to set up basic connectivity and
> then connect your VPN(s) via krdc/racoon/openswan/etc. Best bet is to
> just give it a try. Keep details of what you install so that you can
> 'completely remove/purge' if it doesn't work.

Found this:

  [Linksys BEFVP41 and possibly other Linksys Products]
which links to:

Given that the BEFSX41 is very similar to the BEFVP41, this _should_
work. I'll try to test on a VP41 tomorrow.

Anyone else out there on the list that has done this before?

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