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Re: IPSec WinXP interop


but tunnel ipsec in l2tp is quite normal. You need it to turn around the nat
problem of ipsec.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jose Luis Domingo Lopez" <debian-security@24x7linux.com>
To: <debian-security@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: IPSec WinXP interop

> On Wednesday, 24 December 2003, at 00:49:31 +0000,
> Antony Gelberg wrote:
> > When I try to log in, I get "Error 792: The L2TP connection attempt
> > failed because security negotiation timed out."  I don't get any
> > "verifying username..." message.
> >
> Why do you need freeswan if you are trying to set up L2TP tunnels from
> the Windows box to your Linux box ?. FreeS/WAN is an implementation of
> the IPsec protocol suite, and as far as I know WXP has support by
> default for it, so maybe you could have better luck with this standard
> protocol than with the less one L2TP.
> > Any insight would be much appreciated.  I must admit I'm still a little
> > unclear how the whole idea works, but I believe that IPSec receives the
> > connection, then calls l2tpd, which starts ppp.  I can post more config
> > / debug if needed.
> >
> I could be way mistaken, but L2TP and IPsec (FreeS/WAN and others) are
> completely different and independent tunneling mechanisms, and so there
> is no mix between them. Configure just L2TP XOR IPsec.
> Greetings.
> -- 
> Jose Luis Domingo Lopez
> Linux Registered User #189436     Debian Linux Sid (Linux 2.6.0)
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