Need help with being a vpn client. OpenSWaN maybe?

Steven W. Orr steveo at
Sun Dec 25 02:06:20 UTC 2005

On Saturday, Dec 24th 2005 at 16:29 -0600, quoth Christofer C. Bell:

=>On 12/24/05, Steven W. Orr <steveo at> wrote:
=>> My new employer let's me get into work using vpn with IPSEC. I assume that
=>> this means that I can use openswan. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)
=>> What they gave me is an external ip address, a username and a password. It
=>> goes into a Nortel appliance of some sort.
=>Assuming the "Nortel appliance" is a Nortel Contivity server, you
=>can't use Openswan for what you're intending.  It's not supported.

Very sad. Ok. Is there anything on linux that will talk to that appliance?

I do need to get in there and I really don't want to do it from Windoze. 

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