Re: how use *.spd file under linux

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Dear Guenter,

Gnter Vollmer wrote:

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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....

Kind Regards,
Alkmaar NL

Re: how use *.spd file under linux


IPSec may be right. I tried with openVPN and kvpnc was able to read the file
so I thought this would be right.

I'm not shure if I want to try racoon/setkey if you say it is  far from
easy... :-(

But lots of thanks to you!!


Re: how use *.spd file under linux

Dear Guenther,

Günter Vollmer wrote:

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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
Preshared key
Optional password

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
with racoon/setkey.
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.....

Kind Regards,

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