I am starting to (after 3 weeks) have some success with the June 11th Snapshot on 2.4.5 kernel.
My advice with freeswan is:-
(1) Read EVERYTHING first
(2) Get yourself a faster processor. You may have to compile your kernel more than once as you get used to how it works (the first time I compiled it I forgot to add in ppp, for example). Compiling the kernel on a P100 will take a considerable amount of time.
(3) When you test the first time, test from the far left subnet to the far right subnet. Don't test from the gateway machines.
It's a challenge. Satisfying when it works, though.
From: Ken Foskey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 15 June 2001 1:47
Subject: [SLUG] freeswan
I want to run a debian firewall with freeswan for internet and a VPN
tunnel. IPSEC with IKE and a shared secret.
This box will be built from scratch on a minimal harddisk, P100
processor. It must redirect my internal network to the internet. It
will redirect specific IP addresses through freeswan VPN (10.x.x.x
series and other).
OK how do I configure a freeswan firewall deb package the easy way?
Any hints or pointers?
Any apt-get configurations?
My starting point will be 2.2 debian disks, but I have a cable modem now
:-) so internet installs not a problem.
There is a lot of discussion about not 2.4 kernels, is this still current?
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