[strongSwan] Recommendation for IKEv2 Capable Client on Win XP

Holger Rauch Holger.Rauch at empic.de
Sun Nov 7 19:05:44 CET 2010

Hi Andreas,

thanks for the link, but it doesn't seem to be available anymore. Seems to have been replaced by HAremote.

Apart from that, how can I configure strongSWAN to prefer IKEv2, but fall back to "traditional" IKEv1 in case the client doesn't support IKEv2? Is there some kind of "auto recongnition" of the IKE version supported by the client?

Thanks in advance for any info.

Kind regards,


From: Andreas Steffen [andreas.steffen at strongswan.org]
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 13:27
To: Holger Rauch
Cc: users at lists.strongswan.org
Subject: Re: [strongSwan] Recommendation for IKEv2 Capable Client on Win XP

Hello Holger,

to my knowledge the only Windows XP VPN client supporting IKEv2 is
softRemote from SafeNet:




On 11/06/2010 08:59 PM, Holger Rauch wrote:
> Hi,
> which client works well with strongSWAN, supports IKEv2 and works well with Win XP?
> Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
> Kind regards,
>    Holger
> THE standard software for Aviation Authorities

Andreas Steffen                         andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
strongSwan - the Linux VPN Solution!                www.strongswan.org
Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications
University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
CH-8640 Rapperswil (Switzerland)

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