ikec(1) Internet Key Exchange Connect


[-r name ] [-u username ] [-p password ] [-a ]


The command line application provides a simple interface for users to interact with iked(8) ( Shrew Soft IKE Daemon ). This interface allows a user to control an IPsec VPN Client connection with a remote gateway. The parameters used for the connection are described in a Site Configuration file ( see below ).

The options are as follows:

-r name
Specify the Site Configuration name.
-u username
Specify the Xauth username for the connection.
-p password
Specify the Xauth password for the connection.
Automatically initiate the connection.


The command exits with 0 on success, and non-zero on errors.


All user related configuration data is stored under the ~/.iked directory. Site Configuration files are stored under the ~/.iked/sites directory. Certificates and keys are are typically stored under the ~/.iked/certs directory. These directories are automatically created when the application is run for the first time by a user.


TODO : copy info from readme.


The program was written by Matthew Grooms ( [email protected] ) as part of the Shrew Soft ( http://www.shrew.net ) family of IPsec products.