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- Re: how use *.spd file under linux
October 5, 2008, 9:38 am
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GŁnter Vollmer wrote:
Are you sure that the .spd file is intended to use with OpenVPN?
I see the .spd extension in relation to SafeNet software, which is based
on IPSec. OpenVPN is to my opinion really excellent VPN software,
but incompatible with IPSec implementations, it should run in server mode on
the other side too...
If IPSec, you could try to configure racoon/setkey, which is far from easy.
Better to consult the admin on the other end of the VPN first about the
software which created your .spd file....
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October 7, 2008, 1:32 pm
Re: how use *.spd file under linux
G√ľnter Vollmer wrote:
I remember I used software using .spd files myself for IPSec communication
with a Netgear router. Worked fine but produced a bluescreen upon Windows
As far I know, this is only available for Windows.
The SPD file includes e.g.:
Description of the remote network
Description of the client virtual ethernet interface
Remote VPN server IP address
Names of the algorithms for hashing and encrypting
Packing all together in a .spd file, it is a kind of plug-and-play software:
load the client, load the .spd file and connect to the VPN..
If you have all those date, you are in theory able to setup this in Linux
And in my case, it worked before but I'm locked out because the DSL-router,
administrated by the provider, blocks the necessary ports.
Now I'm using OpenVPN, only one user-definable port required, works perfect,
but this should run on the server too.....
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