Bug 51851 - IPSEC in kernel via FreeS/WAN
IPSEC in kernel via FreeS/WAN
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 23604
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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: 57462 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-08-15 16:39 EDT by Christopher McCrory
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-11 03:26:30 EST
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Description Christopher McCrory 2001-08-15 16:39:25 EDT
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Description of problem:

encription is always good

FreeS/WAN provides IPSEC connections to other IPSEC devices
i.e. Cisco PIX, FW/1, xBSD

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matt Gunter 2001-10-16 12:13:10 EDT
This would allow my company to save lots of time recompiling kernels.  I realize
that this will not happen in 7.2 because it is coming out next week, but please
consider it for a future version or at the very least release it in the powertools.
Comment 2 Dax Kelson 2001-10-27 03:55:41 EDT
I would also like FreeSWAN added to Red Hat.

I'm implemented CIPE and IPsec with FreeSWAN and I was shocked at the difference
in latency.  While the IPsec spec is a big nasty 200+ pager, the protocol quick,
lean and mean.

In my test, no VPN: 59ms latency, IPsec: 65ms latency, CIPE: 85ms latency

I could "feel" the difference in my remote interactive shell sessions.

IPsec includes compression too, I took all the fortune files (2.5MB of text) and
xfered them.  No VPN: 98KB/sec, IPSec: 155KB/sec.

Finally, if you are going to create a "VPN concentrator", FreeSWAN supports
hardware crypto accelerators.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-02-08 09:05:46 EST
And it looks like somebody already did most of the work ...


I like the clean way in which he did it, if you do a (xx)diff of 
the spec files you'll see that he only added some lines and as a result 
an extra kernel-freeswan-2.4.9-13.i386.rpm is built. It had absolutely no
effect on the other kernels being built as far as I could tell.

So only people to gain from this .. except maybe the extra burden for 
RedHat of supporting it ;)

Side note: #57462 can be marked as a duplicate of this.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-11 03:26:25 EST
*** Bug 57462 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Chris Ricker 2002-03-16 12:49:47 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23604 ***

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