[strongSwan] Does windows 7 clients work well with l2tp/ipsec using strongswan?

Morgan morgan1980 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 05:22:27 CEST 2012


    I didnt try much to find the exact suitable mtu . And I only adjust the
default win7 vpn mtu (which is at the client side)  from 1400 down to 1300
and problem got fixed.

2012/4/17 Morgan Yang <morphyno at gmail.com>

> Hi Morgan:
> Did you have to decrease the MTU of the VPN interface? Was this the MTU on
> your gateway running strongswan or the endpoint as well? If so, how much
> did you have to decrease by? I am not having the same issues but I am
> currently investigating MTU negotiation issues over ipsec.
> Much Thanks
> Morgan Yang
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Morgan <morgan1980 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>     finally i got it solved by lowering the mtu of the vpn interface.hope
>> it helps some one meeting the same
>> problem as me.
>> 2012/4/13 Morgan <morgan1980 at gmail.com>
>>> Hi,
>>>    Recently i set up vpn on vps with ubuntu 11.10. I have configured
>>> l2tp/ipsec using strongswan.
>>> I tested the vpn by ios/android/win7 behind nat. All goes well. I can
>>> use my ipod touch to watch
>>> youtube videos well. The only problem i face is in win7 i can access
>>> common sites or play wow
>>> through vpn. But i cant download files from websites or watch youtube
>>> videos.When i do such things,
>>> the tunnel seems to be hang, at the same time i cant access other sites
>>> too.But ping still works well.
>>> And i must reconnect to return normal. I dont  give any configure or
>>> logs here, just want to know
>>> if it is a normal situation.
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