qikec man page

qikec ā€” Internet Key Exchange Connect


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


The qikec 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.

Return Values

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

See Also

iked(8), ikec(1), qikea(1),


The qikec 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


April 12, 2010