Need help with being a vpn client. OpenSWaN maybe?

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Sun Dec 25 23:34:03 UTC 2005

On 12/24/05, Steven W. Orr <steveo at> wrote:
>> On Saturday, Dec 24th 2005 at 16:29 -0600, quoth Christofer C. Bell:
>> 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.
> :-(

Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat.  My employer also uses Contivity
for VPN.  There is a Linux client available from Nortel, but nothing
that's freely available that I'm aware of.  Perhaps your work can look
into licensing you a copy of the Nortel software.--


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