[strongSwan] IKEv2 Over IPv6

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Thu Jul 14 08:21:32 CEST 2011

Hello Arnab,

it's great that you found out yourself that strongSwan has full IPv6
support. In very early Linux 2.6 kernels there was an issue with
IPv4-over-IPv6 tunnels but 2.6.35 is certainly fine.

Best regards


On 07/14/2011 06:43 AM, Arnab Bakshi wrote:
> Ok I think I got some info from here:
> http://www.strongswan.org/uml/testresults43/ipv6/
> Maybe if you can throw light on the required kernel version or any other
> points to be noted for me.
> Regards
> Arnab
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Arnab Bakshi <arnab.bakshi at gmail.com
> <mailto:arnab.bakshi at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>          Need one information regarding whether strongswan supports
>     IKEv2 sessions over IPv6. My requirement is to carry IPv4 traffic
>     over the IPv6 network and the SAs should be brought up using IKEv2
>     over the IPv6 core.
>          Also is there any dependency on the kernel version for the
>     support. Right now I have the kernel version 2.6.35
>     Regards
>     Arnab

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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