Fedora 18 Update: openswan-2.6.38-6.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-09-12 19:07:48

Name        : openswan
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 2.6.38
Release     : 6.fc18
URL         : http://www.openswan.org/
Summary     : IPSEC implementation with IKEv1 and IKEv2 keying protocols
Description :
Openswan is a free implementation of IPsec & IKE for Linux.  IPsec is
the Internet Protocol Security and uses strong cryptography to provide
both authentication and encryption services.  These services allow you
to build secure tunnels through untrusted networks.  Everything passing
through the untrusted net is encrypted by the ipsec gateway machine and
decrypted by the gateway at the other end of the tunnel.  The resulting
tunnel is a virtual private network or VPN.

This package contains the daemons and userland tools for setting up
Openswan. It supports the NETKEY/XFRM IPsec kernel stack that exists
in the default Linux kernel.

Openswan 2.6.x also supports IKEv2 (RFC4306)

Update Information:

Fixed ipsec verify to avoid perl and use python instead. It helps during minimum install so that openswan does not have to pull perl packages, and it keeps minimal install really minimum. Also Removed compilation of ipsec policy subprogram as it is not needed with NETKEY. This patch has been provided by pwouters.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update openswan' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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