[strongSwan] Recommendation for IKEv2 Capable Client on Win XP

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Mon Nov 8 13:09:44 CET 2010

Hello Holger,

Tobias Brunner just hasn't ported pluto to FreeBSD. Most probably the
source code won't even compile, although the situation has improved
with strongSwan 4.5.0 where pluto now uses the kernel_netlink
and kernel_pfkey plugins to communicate with the kernel.



On 08.11.2010 12:43, Holger Rauch wrote:
> Ok, so that means I need pluto in addition to charon in order to be
> able to more easily support Win XP clients (SafeNet wants $149 for
> their HAremote product, which is not really cheap considering that
> we'll probably replace Win XP by Win7 in the foreseeable future). I
> would like to use strongSwan on FreeBSD 8.1 stable and noticed that
> "--disable-pluto" is passed to configure (by the security/strongswan
> port which builds strongSwan 4.4.0). The port maintainer obviously
> decided to follow the recommendations given here:
> http://wiki.strongswan.org/wiki/1/FreeBSD
> Could you please tell me why pluto is supposed to be disabled on
> FreeBSD?
> Thanks in advance & kind regards,
> Holger
>> [...]
> THE standard software for Aviation Authorities

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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