[strongSwan] Windows Vista/7 issue

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Tue Apr 26 19:36:31 CEST 2011

Have you set


in the ipsec.conf of the strongSwan VPN gateway. Windows VPN clients
don't like it if a gateway initiates a rekeying.



On 26.04.2011 08:12, Nickola Kolev wrote:
> Hello guys,
> On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:24:48 +0300 Nickola Kolev <nikky at minus273.org> wrote:
> : Here's the problem:
> : 
> : When a Windows Vista or 7 connects as a client, the connection is dropped after one hour
> : (sometimes more, but usually exactly one hour).
> I can't believe that I'm (almost) the only one with that problem and that no one has
> reported it. Doesn't anybody have any clue, at least? :)

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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