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Openswan is an implementation of IPsec for the Linux operating system. Is it a code fork of the FreeS/WAN project which has been terminated. It provides IPSEC (IP Security, which is both encryption and authentication) kernel extensions and an IKE (Internet Key Exchange, keying and encrypted routing daemon), as well as various rc scripts and documentation. Openswan is known to interoperate with other IPSEC and IKE systems already deployed by other vendors. It features Opportunistic Encryption, subnet extrusion, X.509 certificates, NAT Traversal support, XAUTH, and DNSSEC support.
- IRC Help channel
- IRC development channel
released on 9 April 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||22 March 2004|
Leaders and contributors
|The Openswan project||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://anoncvs.openswan.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/|
|Required to use||Linux kernel 2.4.x or later|
|Required to use||Libgmp|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 May 2005.