Bug 168973 - No mechanism for configuring road-warrior gateway/client except by hand
No mechanism for configuring road-warrior gateway/client except by hand
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ipsec-tools (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Wouters
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 126912
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Reported: 2005-09-21 15:22 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-11-13 20:52:06 EST
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Description Bill Nottingham 2005-09-21 15:22:49 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #126912 +++

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Description of problem:
It seems that the Redhat ifcfg-ipsec0 config for ipsec-tools can not
be configured as a gateway for ipsec road warriors.

There is a requirement that the remote device be specified on all
tunnels, which is impossible to do in a road warrior config, as there
is no way the ipsec-tools gateway can know in advance what IP
addresses the road warrior will use to connect to the server.

This is a serious limitation to RHEL3, and with the lack of stability
of freeswan is a serious setback to anybody trying to deploy a ipsec

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-- Additional comment from notting@redhat.com on 2004-06-29 01:17 EST --
AFAIK, this is not possible with ipsec-tools-0.2.x.

-- Additional comment from minfrin@sharp.fm on 2004-06-29 06:30 EST --
Not according to http://www.ipsec-howto.org/x247.html.

So far it looks like all docs for ipsec-tools are contradictory, the
Redhat supplied docs are incomplete are quite clearly have never been

It raises the question of whether ipsec-tools have any business being
inside the RHEL3 distribution in the first place.
Comment 1 John Poelstra 2008-07-07 23:56:21 EDT
Hi Bill,

Is this bug still applicable to rawhide?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2011-12-13 14:11:24 EST
These scripts were moved to ipsec-tools.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-11-13 11:17:15 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 4 Paul Wouters 2013-11-13 20:52:06 EST
ipsec-tools is not really supported for real deployments in fedora. Please use libreswan instead. ipsec-tools is mostly used for interop testing with libreswan.
ipsec-tools has further been replaced by openswan in rhel6 (and libreswan in rhel7)

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