[strongSwan] strongswan+freeradius+debian consultation

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Sat Mar 2 09:26:48 CET 2013

Hi Nery,

enabling additional plugins, recompiling strongSwan and installing
it again never changes existing ipsec.conf, ipsec.secrets and
strongswan.conf configuration files. Make sure to execute "make clean"
before compiling the new plugins because otherwise they won't be
loaded automatically during startup:

  cd strongswan-*   # go into existing source
  make clean        # clean out the old compiled code
  more config.log   # shows you the previous configure options
  ./configure <previous options> --enable-eap-radius
  sudo make install

Then of course you have to configure the RADIUS server and password
in strongswan.conf according to our HOWTO.

  sudo ipsec restart

stops the existing VPN tunnels and loads the new EAP-RADIUS based



On 03/02/2013 01:20 AM, Nery Casanova wrote:
> Hi everybody.
> I´d like to thanks to everyone,
> This is my scenario vpn. i have running strongswan 2.0 over debian 6.0.
> and i´d like to add the plugin EAP-Radius, in this way it should
> authenticate to my freeradius server so far is ok. i´m follow the
> tutorial showed in the page
> http://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/UserDocumentation
> but i got confuse. in the first part it says:
>     Installation
> To compile strongSwan with the eap-radius plugin, add
> --enable-eap-radius----------------------here is my question.
> What happend if strongSwan already is running and y compile it the program again? 
> is it going to overwrite my actual configuration?
> in positive case ¿ is there another way to add the eap-radius plugin?
> thanks in advance. 

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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