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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)

"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..."

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