[strongSwan] bare minimum required kernel modules/version

Matthias Dahl ml-strongswan at binary-island.eu
Tue Mar 23 21:15:11 CET 2010

Hi Dimitrios and others...

On Thursday 18 March 2010 16:59:04 Dimitrios Siganos wrote:

> No, the IPv6 related modules are not necessary but you have to have
> linux-2.6.29 or above. [...]

Thanks for the hint. I'll add an appropriate note to the ebuild. Applying a 
patch that breaks other functionality or forcing the user to patch his kernel 
is out of the question.

Andreas Steffen noted in his last mail that Strongswan will work with any 
kernel as far back as 2.6.16. That brings me to the questions:

  - Will Strongswan compile on any kernel as far back as 2.6.16 too?
  - Is it a good idea (feature/security wise) to use 2.6.16 w/ Strongswan or
    should a user be advised to use at least kernel 2.6.xx?

Thanks again for taking the time to help me improve the Strongswan experience 
for users on Gentoo...

So long,

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