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Configuration Files

Configuration HOWTOs

Configuration Examples

Dozens of both simple and advanced VPN scenarios:



VPN Remote Access @ HSR

Management Commands

  • The powerful ipsec command starts, stops and monitors IPsec connections.

Auxiliary Tools

  • ipsec leases shows the assignment of virtual IP adresses stored in volatile memory
  • ipsec openac generates X.509 attribute certificates
  • ipsec pki generates and analyzes RSA/ECDSA private keys and X.509 certificates
  • ipsec pool manages virtual IP address pools and attributes stored in an SQL database and provided by the attr-sql plugin
  • ipsec scepclient implements the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP)
  • ipsec starter starts, stops, and configures the IKE daemons
  • ipsec stroke controls the IKEv2 charon daemon
  • ipsec whack controls the IKEv1 pluto daemon

Linux 2.6 IPsec

Frequently Asked Questions