[strongSwan] strongswan <=> openswan

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Sat Feb 26 00:46:53 CET 2011

Hello Gary,

using certificates Openswan should smoothly interoperate smoothly
with strongSwan (actually I'm the author of the X.509 Openswan code).
The configuration should be more or less identical to strongSwan's.

Best  regards


On 02/25/2011 06:16 PM, Gary Smith wrote:
> After finally getting my 3 segment network setup, I discovered that
> one of my road warrior clients was actually a static client that was
> never really configured properly. This box is running centos 5.x with
> openswan (Linux Openswan U2.6.24/K2.6.24-23-xen (netkey)). I need to
> be able to get this node talking to the one of the segments in the 3
> segment network.
> What are my options here? I'd install strongSwan in place of
> openswan, but I can't seem to find any RPM packages for it.
> I've tried implementing X509, but the documentation for openswan and
> it's samples are severely lacking.  The endpoints (3 segments that
> work) are strongSwan 4.5.
> Suggestions?
> Gary Smith

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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