Proposed F19 Feature: Better NetworkManager IPSec Integration

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at
Tue Jan 29 14:21:24 UTC 2013

= Features/BetterNetworkManagerIPSecIntegration =

Feature owner(s): Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat dot com>

IPSec usage is becoming more popular and the existing NetworkManager IPSec VPN 
plugin will be enhanced to better support these use-cases and fix known bugs.

== Detailed description ==
The existing VPN plugin uses the openswan IPSec package to provide IPSec 
functionality for NetworkManager users. Communication with openswan could be 
much more robust and secure by communicating directly with openswan's tools 
rather than writing secrets and other configuration out to temporary files like 
openswan current requires. Furthermore, NetworkManager should be enhanced to 
allow for route-based tunnel connections instead of requiring a TUN/TAP 
interface for each VPN connection.

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