[Techtalk] "I need to use Windows because ..."

Raven Alder raven at oneeyedcrow.net
Mon Aug 12 20:33:59 EST 2002

Heya --

Quoth Mick Timony (Sat, Aug 10, 2002 at 12:42:31PM -0400):
> > Not yet solved, two VPN's I need to connect with.
> If anyone has had success connecting to a Nortel VPN using Linux I'd
> love to hear how you did it. For work I can VPN using Windows and Nortel
> VPN software (that work provides), if I could find a solution to allow
> me to do the same with Linux it would be one less reason to ruin my
> uptime and reboot into Windows.
	Do you know whether Nortel's VPN offering uses PPTP or IPsec or
what?  You might be able to put a packet sniffer on the line, see what
sorts of packets your Windows client sends when it connects, and then
try to find a Linux implementation of that protocol (FreeS/WAN for
IPsec, etc.)  I had to do this recently to connect with the VPN one of
the places that I'm consulting -- I needed to have my Linux box on their
network since all of my pen-test tools are here, but their VPN client
only came for Windows.  It took a lot of fiddling, but I did make it
work (for Symantec's VPN client).
	You seem to be in luck for Nortel.  According to 


there should be a Linux VPN client out for their VPN software now.
Contact your vendor and ask them to send you one.


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