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strongSwan Developer Documentation¶
Getting the Source Code¶
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git clone git://git.strongswan.org/strongswan.gitThe master branch is also mirrored to GitHub.
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Source Code Documentation¶
The newer parts of strongSwan use extractable inline documentation extensively. This documentation is extracted with doxygen for the latest release
and uploaded to strongswan.org/apidoc, but can also be browsed here using the Developer Documentation button above.
Before starting development, please read our contribution requirements.
Our integration and regression testing environment helps us ensure the quality of future releases.
The src directory in the strongSwan distribution contains a set of components:
|charon||The IKE keying daemon.|
|libstrongswan||The strongSwan library with basic functions used by the daemons and utilities|
|libcharon||Contains most of the code and the plugins of the charon daemon|
|libhydra||Contains daemon-specific code and plugins used by both the charon und pluto daemons|
|dumm||An new and experimental UML testing framework in development.|
|ipsec||The ipsec command line tool wrapping commands and other tools.|
|libfast||A lightweight framework to build native web applications using ClearSilver and FastCGI.|
|manager||A graphical management application for charon based on libfast.|
|openac||Utility to build attribute certificates on the command line.|
|pki||Public Key Infrastructure utility.|
|scepclient||Utility to enroll certificates using the SCEP protocol.|
|starter||Reads ipsec.conf and controls the keying daemon.|
|stroke||Command line utility to control charon via the stroke protocol.|
|pluto||The old IKEv1 keying daemon.|
|libfreeswan||The deprecated library used by pluto.|
|whack||Command line utility to control pluto via the whack protocol.|