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  • Fabian 08:26 on February 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Nortel, , shimo3   

    Looking for people using Nortel VPN 

    Shimo3 is just around the corner and one of its features is support for Nortel VPN. To verify this, we need some people with Nortel VPN accounts, who are willing to test the latest beta.
    You can get access to the Shimo3 beta at http://dev.chungwasoft.com/Shimo/ . Just register for a beta account on that site and download the latest beta version. If you encounter any problems or if you have any feature requests, just send me an email or create a ticket on the beta website.

    UPDATE: The Shimo3 beta period ended some days ago. So please download version 3.0.

    • Niels Eliasen 23:11 on February 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I do have a question to Shimo 3 as a Contivity replacement…
      Will Shimo 3 be able to use a Gemalto Cryptoflex SmartCard ??

    • Kaneda 23:29 on February 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Just tried it and works just fine (with SecureID token). Only thing, I had to uncheck the “Use Kernel IPSEC Implementation” in the config.


    • Binoy Thomas 23:27 on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Fabian

      First of all – great application – very simple and clean UI. I did download the beta since we here @ travelocity.com, we use Nortel for VPN Connectivity. However I was not successful in connecting to the VPN server. I used a hard token for connection. For authentication we use Group Security Authentication with a Group ID and Password. The Group Authentication Option is a “Response Only Token” which uses a Two-Factor Authentication Token Card.

      I set the preferences in the application with the Authentication set to Group Password. Am I missing something?

      Binoy Thomas

    • Abba 01:20 on March 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Fabian,

      Couldn’t get it to work either :-(. Authentication is set to “Group Password”. In log file I get the error “ERROR: can’t get tunnel HW address: Function not implemented”. Does that mean anything to you?
      BTW, I’m using Beta 9.

      Good luck with the release!

      • Fabian 20:09 on March 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Please check what network interface is set in your profile. If it is “tap”, try “tun”. Also try “kernel ipsec”.

    • Binal 15:05 on April 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I have a Nortel VPN credentials and would like to try it.

  • Fabian 20:01 on October 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , shimo3   

    Shimo3 Beta Period Expired? NO! 

    Shimo3 just reaches its next beta phase and therefore you have to download the new version explicitly from here: http://dev.chungwasoft.com/Shimo/

    UPDATE: The Shimo3 beta period ended some days ago. So please download version 3.0.

    • pcace 10:32 on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, im still getting the “Period Expired” Message!

      • Fabian 10:34 on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Make sure you re-download the latest beta version from our servers. That should work.

    • William 07:05 on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am shimo 2.3.3 user. How can I get to access the 3 beta? Currently the shim 2.3.3 does not work in Lion.

    • Willis 06:26 on January 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, I bought Shimo on 1/23/2011 and have only been able to use it for a week. It interferes with BTMM, which none of the other VPN software packages i use do. I also bought it because i wanted to support Shimo after using V1 that I loved. But you advertised it as working with Cisco AnyConnect, and I’ve not been able to get it to work at all. and now there is a Version3 and I’ve getting screwed over on another risky iffy application if i buy it again.

    • Noel 19:05 on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I downloaded the current Shimo version and it will not run w/o obtaining a license! I need to try your product to see if it works for the VPN server my company uses. Please advise . . .

      • Fabian 19:07 on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Shimo asks you to purchase a license, but you can also use it without a license. Just ignore the nag screen in the meantime :-)

  • Fabian 18:53 on October 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , shimo3   

    New Beta Version available! 

    Please download the latest beta version from http://dev.chungwasoft.com/Shimo/ and test it out. There are a lot of bug fixes included and the auto-update functionality finally works. So you should not miss any future update now :-)

  • Fabian 07:47 on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cisco, geotagr, hamachi, iphone, kamusi, , shimo3   

    Spring Status Update 

    It’s spring!
    I just want to let you all know that the development of Shimo is currently a little sluggish, because I started my new job as a PhD candidate at RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore I added some cool new features to Shimo3, which do not work well yet. For example, Shimo3 will use Snow Leopard’s integrated support for CiscoVPN connections. Thus Shimo will work without any additional software on MacOS X 10.6!
    More news: For all the hamachi fans among you, I am planning to release a special application for VPN services like hamachi. This app will include support for contact lists, file sharing etc.
    GeoTagr will also receive an update very soon, which incorporates the new services in iPhone OS 4.0! For the iPhone I am going to release an enhanced version of Kamusi (probably with audio support) and there is another nice iPhone app in the pipeline :-)
    As you can easily see, I have a lot of plans for this year and I am sure that you will like all of them!

    Regarding the Shimo3 beta test: It has not started yet and currently all the people, who applied for it, will be in!

    • Nathan Shaw 10:16 on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, some Cisco PIXs currently work with Shimo, but not with native Snow Leopard VPN client. Please don’t leave that functionality out of next version!

      • Michelle Gill 15:54 on July 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you so much for the update and congrats on the PhD program. I can tell you from my days as a PhD student that you will be very busy. :)

        Exciting to hear about the new features. Not sure if you saw, but there is a new beta of Hamachi for Mac in the beta downloads section of the LogMeIn website. I hope you plan to include (or, rather update existing) support for Hamachi.


  • Fabian 09:31 on February 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , shimo3   

    Shimo3 Private Beta: Phase1 

    As the development of Shimo’s third incarnation is progressing rapidly, we come to a state where we need more people testing the current version. With Shimo3 there are a lot of new features, which need to work as smoothly as possible and therefore we would like to ask you to join our private beta phase1.
    To be part of this test period, please send in a short description of yourself. It would be nice to add the following information to your application:

    – Version of MacOS X
    – VPN protocol primarily used
    – Level of networking skills/knowledge
    – Previous beta tests

    The more information we have about you, the better we can find the perfect team for our beta test.

    • cheek 19:17 on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello. I am currently running Mac OS X 10.6.2. I currently use the Cisco VPN Client v4.9.01.0180 to connect to three different sites via IPsec. I am a senior Unix system admin and support multiple clients remotely via VPN. I am very experienced with TCP/IP networking. I’ve only been a beta tester once in the past… with VMware’s Fusion product. I would be very interested in helping you test Shimo3. I have used Shimo v1.0.7 previously.

      Matthew Cheek

    • dreinidaho 16:55 on February 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      – OS X Leopard 10.6.2
      – Cisco IPSEC VPN (via Snow Leopard Built-In IPSEC Client) & Cisco AnyConnect
      – CCIE Voice #23890 (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) :)

      I would love to beta Shimo 3.

    • xy22y 00:53 on February 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d love to help beta test. I assume you want information here, since you didn’t provide any other contact information in your post.

      1. 10.6.2, on an 8-core Mac Pro, and on a MacBook Pro.
      2. Cisco IPSEC (via Snow Leopard client, Shimo 2, VPN Tracker). Also use IPSEC to OpenBSD.
      3. Lots of networking experience / knowledge. I’ve written protocol stacks. I’ve administered lots.
      4. I’ve never betaed for you before.

    • z0mbix 13:03 on February 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d love to help test. I’ve been running 2.x for a while, and while the OpenVPN and PPTP VPNs work great, I’ve never been able to move from IPSecuritas to Shimo for my IPsec VPNs. I am a systems & network admin looking after many Juniper IPsec, OpenVPN and PPTP devices.

      1. 10.6.2 on a MacBook
      2. Juniper based IPsec
      3. Not CCIE level, but pretty experienced
      4. I participated in the early Dropbox beta test, and one of the first linux client alpha testers

      Cheers z0mbix

    • jayhawkbabe 03:12 on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I just sent you an email, but decided I should post here. I have used Shimo for about 8 months now.

      1. 10.6.2 on MacBook Pro
      2. Cisco IPSEC
      3. No experience with Mac software development, but I used to compile my own Linux kernels
      4. Work with command line (scripts, python, software compilation) for my research (I am a biophysicist)
      5. Have been a beta tester for numerous Mac programs

      Michelle Gill
      michelle.lynn.gill [add the standard gmail domain to this]

    • jjlharrison 11:01 on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply


      Looking forward to Shimo3! Been using Shimo for a couple of months after a friend told me about it. I’d love the ability to have multiple connections.

      1. 10.6.2
      2. PPTP and SSH Tunnels.
      3. Cisco Certified Computer Science Student and Networking Admin (& Java/PHP Developer).
      4. Early Dropbox Betas.

      jjlharrison [at] gmail [dot] com

    • mkw 06:48 on March 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mac version: Leopard 10.5.8, going to be Snow Leopard
      VPN protocol: Cisco, SSH
      Worked with networks since 1996
      Beta tester: Outpost Security Suite

    • MacVador 18:02 on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Fabian,
      I would appreciate to participate in your Shimo3 Private Beta test. I currently run 10.6.2 64 bits on a Macbook Pro penryn. I normally use Cisco vpn but has i does not run in 64 bits, I fall back onto the client integrated in SL. Therefore, Shimo cannot handle that one for me :-o(
      I manage more than 200 machines on my working site and the whole network and backup structure even my official job is researcher in biotech. I think I have quite a good level of knowledge in network and I am in tight contact with very high level engineers: they manage the whole Strasburg University network…
      As previous beta tests, I have been involved in Encore (music sheet software) and a biotech software. I have done also some software French translation as iSoftphone, MDRP, etc…
      Best regards.

    • krumpt 17:14 on March 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      OSX 10.6.2
      PPTP, LT2P & OpenVPN

    • nielsk 11:39 on March 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to participate in the Shimo 3 Beta-Test.

      Mac OS 10.6.2
      Cisco VPN, Hamachi
      I know usually how to fix my problems with networks
      Previous betas: a lot…and if there’s a cutting edge version of software available I usually run that instead of the stable one

    • qbp 17:02 on March 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, i am happy to become a beta tester of your program.

      – Version: MacOS X 10.6.2
      – VPN: openVPN
      – Working as (LInux-) Systemadministrator
      – Some Beta tests and development of the konversation, kde tools, and so on.

    • Aaron Bieber 21:37 on March 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      mmmm beta!

      – 10.6.2
      – OpenVPN and ssh tunnel
      – Advanced
      – Various projects.. Dropbox, lightroom.. few games.. SkyOS 😛

    • Pagefault 18:13 on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, I also would like to be part of the beta test. Because I already found a lots of errors in 2.2.2 and would like to improve this tool.
      – 10.6.3
      – IPsec to Netgear UTM and Fritzbox 7270
      – IT-Professional
      – Many projects during the last 25 years

    • jayhawkbabe 15:43 on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply


      Any update on this? Even if not chosen for the beta test team, it would be nice to know (perhaps via another blog post or an update to this one) that beta testing has started.


    • Patrick Savelberg 09:28 on April 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, i would like to be a beta tester also :
      – running MacOs X 10.6.3
      – OSX VPN Servers / Draytak VPN Routers
      – IT-Professional
      – Betatestin for more software packaging the last 10 years

    • Felix Buenemann 12:23 on April 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, count me in on the beta, I’ve done debugging on Shimo before. Knowledge in IT and networking/routing aswell as sw dev and debugging.
      Currently using MacPro Octacore/16GB and 1st gen. MBP 17″/2GB both running SL 10.6.3. I’m using various VPN technologies: IPsec, OpenVPN, PPTP, CIsco IPsec, though for standard IPsec I’m currently using IPsecuritas, cause it doesn’t really work in Shimo 2.

    • Rob Record 13:19 on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      – 10.6.3
      – SSH Tunnel
      – Intermediate to high networking skills, very high general computing skills, intermediate to high programming skills
      – I’ve been a beta test for quite a few mac apps

    • Joshua Weinberg 13:38 on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, I’d like to join your private beta. I’m running snow leopard on the mac and I also run linux and windoows machines. I use VPN as a mode of encryption for all my day to day internet transactions. –Email, websurfing, etc…I do work as a internet application developer and have a reasonable high level understanding of network systems.


    • Steve 07:45 on July 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, I’d be happy to help out with the beta of Shimo3. I’ve used Shimo extensively in the past and have recently moved to Snow Leopard on a new MacbookPro and would like to use Shimo as a front end to the native VPN.
      – Version of MacOS X: 10.6.3
      – VPN protocol primarily used: IPSec
      – Level of networking skills/knowledge: Pretty good… am a networking test professional
      – Previous beta tests: I have beta tested all kinds of products

    • Francisco González 06:41 on November 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      MacOS X 10.6.5
      Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN and OpenVPN
      Moderate to advanced
      Windows, Mac, Office, Mozy.com, DropBox and 1Password

    • Simon 06:56 on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How’s the private beta going?

      – Mac OS X 10.6.5
      – IPsec & PPTP
      – Practical knowledge derived from setting up small networks
      – I am a developer; I try to submit useful/reproducible bug reports (most recently to the Eucalyptus project)

    • Wayne 17:59 on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Version of MacOS X : 10.6.7
      VPN protocol primarily used – Cisco and OpenVPN
      Level of networking skills/knowledge – Advanced
      Previous beta tests – too many to list

      I’m an information security analyst with over 5 years of in-depth Mac experience. I currently manage both a personal pfSense firewall/vpn as well as our corporate cisco fw/vpn.

      I’d like to participate in the beta, as I currently use the built in native Cisco VPN client and would be happy to test that feature of Shimo

    • Patrick 13:20 on May 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, I’d like to take part in the beta.
      – OSX 10.6.7 on macbook pro 8.2 (May 2011)
      – SSH, PPTP and OpenVPN
      – Wireshark knowledge (IT Pro)
      – SMS 2003, SCCM 2007

    • Yanik Grignon 15:19 on May 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Mac OSX 10.6.5
      Cisco VPN IPSec
      Remove developer, so I’m on the VPN 24h/day

    • B.R. 17:03 on June 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      – Mac OS X 10.6.7
      – Cisco IPSec VPN (via either Cisco’s VPN client, though preferably via vpnc for 64-bit support) and OpenVPN (wishing I could use both at the same time though!)
      – Practical knowledge from small networks, but good troubleshooting skills
      – Like the person who posted above me, I’m a developer & try to submit useful/reproducible bug reports.

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