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Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 15:22:46 +0200
From: Paulo Martinez <>
Subject: Re: IPsec

Am 23.05.2011 um 13:42 schrieb (GalaxyMaster):
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:33:48PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
>> For userland tools, there appear to be:
>> Openswan -
> This is my choice for IPsec tunnels right now.
>> strongSwan -
> Never used this one, though I expect it to be very similar to Openswan.
>> IPsec-Tools -
> RedHat is/was using this in their networking scripts.  I find it quite
> easy to setup, however, this implementation supports a bit less than
> openswan.
> I've also used vpnc ( a quite
> convenient client when you need to quickly deploy a VPN client.
> However, this client doesn't support tunnels with no user auth.
>> Which of these are most appropriate to use these days?
> If we are about to provide RHEL compatibility, then I'd suggest to go
> with ipsec-tools .

With the release of RHEL 5.2 RH introduces openswan beside ipsec-tools.
This seems the to be the start of the transition to openswan. RHEL 6 
only provides openswan now.


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