[arch-general] Cisco VPN config

Ray Kohler ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 13:44:32 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Ray Kohler schrieb:
>> I usually recommend strongSwan (which is in AUR) for interoperability
>> with Cisco concentrators. It works quite well, but it's not simple to
>> set up initially. I still believe it to be the best technical
>> solution, but it would be beyond me to explain how to do it, via
>> email, and for an unfamiliar situation.
> I was under the impression the only thing that worked with Cisco's
> proprietary xauth protocol was vpnc. (Apart from authentication, it is only

strongSwan supports XAUTH, though I've never tested that feature. It
also supports certificate-based authentication, which vpnc doesn't,
and which I actually do use.

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