strongSwan is an OpenSource IPsec implementation for the Linux operating system. It is based on the discontinued FreeS/WAN project and the X.509 patch which we developped over the last three years. In order to have a stable IPsec platform to base our future extensions of the X.509 capability on, we decided to lauch the strongSwan project.
The focus is on: - simplicity of configuration - strong encryption and authentication methods - powerful IPsec policies supporting large and complex VPN networks
strongSwan features includes: - both on Linux 2.4 (KLIPS) and Linux 2.6 (native IPsec) kernels. - Fast connection startup and periodic update using ipsec starter - Automatic insertion and deletion of IPsec policy based firewall rules - strong 3DES, AES, Serpent, Twofish, or Blowfish encryption - NAT-Traversal (RFC 3947) and support of virtual IPs and IKE Mode Config - Dead Peer Detection (DPD, RFC 3706) takes care of dangling tunnels - Authentication based on X.509 certificates or preshared keys - Authentication based on X.509 certificates or preshared keys - Generation of a default self-signed certificate during first strongSwan startup - Retrieval and local caching of Certificate Revocation Lists via HTTP or LDAP - Full support of the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP, RCF 2560) - CA management (OCSP and CRL URIs, default LDAP server) - Powerful IPsec policies based on wildcards or intermediate CAs - Group policies based on X.509 attribute certificates (RFC 3281) - Optional storage of RSA private keys and certificates on a smartcard - Smartcard access via standardized PKCS #11 interface - PKCS #11 proxy function offering RSA decryption services via whack
Author: Andreas Steffen <andreas [dot] steffen [at] zhwin [dot] ch>
Maintainer: T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Build time (on reference hardware): 30% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 2.13 MB, 204 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).