ikec man page

ikec ā€” Internet Key Exchange Connect


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


The ikec 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.

Return Values

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 ikec application is run for the first time by a user.

Site Configruations

TODO : copy info from readme.

See Also

iked(8), ikec-qt(1), ikea-qt(1),


The ikec program was written by Matthew Grooms ( mgrooms@shrew.net ) as part of the Shrew Soft ( http://www.shrew.net ) family of IPsec products.

Referenced By

iked(8), qikea(1), qikec(1).

Febuary 2, 2007