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Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 16:03:41 +0200
From: Jimmy Wiklund <>
Subject: Re: VPN software

Solar Designer wrote:

>>Does Owl has got some kind of VPN software reccomended to make virtual
>>I want to use FreeS/WAN and want to make sure of there's no other software
>>already included in Owl (or as a package grabbed from Owl ftp).
> We don't package such software yet, although we may do so in the
> future.  At the moment I'm not sure whether we'll go with CIPE or
> FreeS/WAN.
> BTW, our userland includes patches to losetup and mount to support the
> international (crypto) kernel patch (encrypted filesystems).  And the
> kernel patch includes CIPE.  So that may better fit the "one way to do
> a thing" / "one implementation of a feature" rule.
> Feedback from the Owl user community is welcome and may well affect
> the decision.

Myself would prefer FreeS/WAN since that is IPsec, and CIPE is more to 
be considered "homebrew".

Note: I dont have any grudge against CIPE at all, but with FreeS/WAN I 
can talk IPsec to routers, firewalls and all.. Something I cannot do 
with CIPE.

Best regards, Jimmy.

Jimmy Wiklund, Clavister AB
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

- Lily Tomlin

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