Ipcop vpn

September 15, 2005 at 10:56:00
Specs: Windows XP/2k/2k3, 2.8/GB

It’s been about a month since I posted on computing.net, and I asked about firewalls on a post, and heropsycho recommended IPCOP as a good firewall. I was wondering if somebody wouldn’t mind answering a few questions? I’ve been playing around with IPCOP, and I like a lot of the features. I recently became interested in messing with VPN’s, so I can connect to my home workstation from work. I’ve connected to a VPN before, but never set one up. I have a fairly good understanding of networking, but some things stump me on VPN’s. I’ve been toying around trying to get this thing to work, and I’ve had no luck. With IPCOP its linux based, and after doing some reading it seemed like I was suppose to dowload this VPN client software called Linsys IPSEC Tool. Is this correct, or can I setup a VPN connection in XP? Also, I’ve been stumped on using the certificate option on IPCOP. I go to save the root certificate, so that I can import it into windows/Linsys IPSEC Tool, and when I do this it brings up a web page instead of save dialog box, so I save the document into text, and change the extension to a pc12 file. I’ve tried to import into windows, and the IPSEC tool and it says it’s not a valid file. Well this brings me to preshared keys. With a preshared key can I just make up a long number, and input this key both into IPCOP and the client software? I’m just looking for a basic overview on the VPN in IPCOP, and some answers on the stuff above. If I have to use IPSEC tool I have some questions on it.

Thanks for any help

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September 15, 2005 at 11:51:38

I just got TauVPN to work, and I have some questions on the text boxes. Sorry it should be easy, but the numbers confuse me.
I have these text boxes in the TauVPN client.

Name - (Typed in name of VPN connection)

Server Subnet: Is this suppose to be public ip address? EX ?

Server Ip Address: Private IP Address?

Server Local IP Address: What goes here?

CA Subject: Is this for certificate and or public key?

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September 15, 2005 at 12:24:38

I found out where to import the key from ICOP. I created a new connection, so I see how that works. I import the host file from IPCOP into TauVPN, correct? Not the root file? No password is required through IPCOP correct? Under settings should I be typing in a IP address that falls in the firewalls subnet, or should it do it automatic. I do not have DHCP on.

Sorry for the several posts I keep making little progress the more I work on it.


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September 16, 2005 at 07:55:42

Thanks much! Just the documents I was looking for, and couldnt find. I'm all up and running now.

Thanks again

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October 12, 2005 at 14:21:14

Hi Mhags,

Couple of questions.

1. I have a IPCop protected windows network. If I enable VPN server in IPCop, can I be able to browse my network over VPN from a tauvpn client?

2. Could you please write the steps explaining how to setup the tauvpn client?



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