[strongSwan] Recommendation for IKEv2 Capable Client on Win XP

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Sun Nov 7 19:14:26 CET 2010

Hi Holger,

I think that the successor product HAremote should also support IKEv2
although the web site is not very explicit about it. In my opinion
SafeNet has the most complete commercial IKEv2 implementation and we
extensively tested with them during the 2008 IKEv2 Interoperability
Workshon in San Antonio, Texas.

Unfortunately we don't support any fallback from IKEv2 to IKEv1
because the charon and pluto daemons are very loosely coupled.
This might change in the future when IKEv2 might get integrated
into the IKEv2 daemon (although we rather hope that IKEv1 will
go away and rest in peace ;-) )



On 11/07/2010 07:05 PM, Holger Rauch wrote:
> 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 Seems to have been replaced by HAremote.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,
>     Holger
> ________________________________________
> 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:
> http://biz.safenet-inc.com/
> Regards
> Andreas
> 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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