[strongSwan] Strongswan on Ubuntu - Failure to connect from Windows 10 client -error: deleting half open IKE_SA with 154.**.***.** after timeout

MOSES KARIUKI kariukims at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 13:39:02 CET 2019

Let me fetch the windows error logs and I will revert back to you. Thanks
all for the help. Much appreciated.

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 3:31 PM Tom Rymes <trymes at rymes.com> wrote:

> > On Feb 19, 2019, at 7:07 AM, IL Ka <kazakevichilya at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 1701 is L2TP port.
> > It could be that Windows client tries several protos including PPTP/GRE,
> L2TP and so on.
> >
> > What do you see on Windows side? Which error?
> [snip]
> Moses,
> I think your instructions for configuring the connection in windows are
> incomplete. As pointed out above, Windows is configured to use a VPN of
> type “auto”, so it throws everything at the server until something works.
> Go back into Network and Sharing Center and click edit adapter settings on
> the left side. Get properties for the VPN connection you are using and set
> it to a type of IKE2 and configure it to use machine certificates, assuming
> that’s how you intend to authenticate (is it?).
> Also, when windows fails to connect, it’s giving you an error. Multiple
> folks have asked what it is, but I don’t think you’ve answered them. That
> would be helpful.
> Lastly, rather than build your own server from scratch, you may want to
> consider using a firewall distribution like IPFire, or a project like Algo
> that makes the configuration far simpler.
> Tom
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