[Announce] ANNOUNCE: strongswan-4.2.10 released

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Tue Dec 30 23:29:24 CET 2008


we are happy to announce a new release right on the last the day of
the old year. strongswan-4.2.10 offers the following improvements:

- Several performance improvements to handle thousands of tunnels
  with almost linear upscaling. All relevant data structures have
  been replaced by faster equivalents with better lookup times.

- Better parallelization to run charon on multiple cores. Due to
  improved ressource locking and other optimizations the daemon can
  take full advantage of 16 or even more cores.

- The load-tester plugin can use a NULL Diffie-Hellman group and
  simulate unique identities and certificates by signing peer
  certificates using a CA on the fly.

- The redesigned volatile in-memory virtual IP pool now handles leases.
  The "ipsec leases" command queries assigned leases.

- Added support for smartcards in charon by using the ENGINE API
  provided by OpenSSL, based on patches by Michael Roßberg.

- The Padlock plugin supports the hardware RNG found on VIA CPUs
  to provide a reliable source of randomness.

The strongSwan team wishes you a Happy New Year!

Tobias Brunner, Martin Willi, and Andreas Steffen

Andreas Steffen                         andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
strongSwan - the Linux VPN Solution!                www.strongswan.org
Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications
University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
CH-8640 Rapperswil (Switzerland)

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