qikec(1) Internet Key Exchange Connect


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


The Qt GUI 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. For more information about managing Site Configuration files, please see the ikea(1) man page. Please note, the ikec application is not typically started directly by a user but as a sub-process of the ikea(1) Qt GUI application.

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.


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