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strongSwan is a complete IPsec and IKEv1 implementation for Linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. It interoperates with most other IPsec products. It is a descendant of the discontinued FreeS/WAN project. The focus of the strongSwan project is on strong authentication mechanisms using X.509 public key certificates and optional secure storage of private keys on smartcards through a standardized PKCS#11 interface. A unique feature is the use of X.509 attribute certificates to implement advanced access control schemes based on group memberships.


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GPLv2orlaterTed Teah4 October 2005

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Andreas Steffen Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 October 2005.


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