Proposed F19 Feature: Better NetworkManager IPSec Integration
jreznik at redhat.com
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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