CrossNodes: Build a Flexible VPN with FreeS/WAN and Linux, Part 2
Apr 19, 2002, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
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"If you're not up to speed on Linux, the quickest way to get up
and running is to install Red Hat Linux 7.2 on a test box, then
download and install the FreeS/WAN rpms. Sun, BSD, and all other
Unix users should have no trouble mastering Linux. Be sure to
install GMP, ncurses, and patch- they are not included in every
prefab installation option. Red Hat is the platform that FreeS/WAN
is built and tested on.
"Now go to Steamballoon, to get the two FreeS/WAN rpms. Be sure
to find the rpm compiled for your CPU, or it won't work. Also
download freeswan-1.91-0.i386.rpm, this contains essential
utilities. Please see the resource section below for additional
links and detailed installation instructions.
"This will not replace the kernel that came with RH 7.2, but
will add an IPsec-enabled kernel to your system. Linux allows
installing as many different kernel images as you like..."