>> Freeswan is both a client and a server, and if you google for freesway
>> and Shiva I think there are some config notes available.
> I don't mean to be dense. But I downloaded and installed Freeswan
> yesterday. The documentation is /sparse/ to say the least. I'm willing
> to RTFM but in this case there is no Manual to read!
> For example, if it is a client -- where is it? The howto's are all
> about setting up a Linux box as a /server/ - but all I want to do is
> connect to an existing VPN.
> I looked at the config notes for Intel Netstructure on Freeswan.org but
> since there is no docs about using Freeswan as a client, I have no idea
> who to use that configuration!
You're thinking about it in the wrong way. Freeswan doesn't really have
a client and a server binary. Its more of a peer model. You configure
connections under freeswan to listen for connections (a server setup) or
you configure it to establish a network connection/interface/tunnel
(client setup). All of these are defined in the ipsec.conf file (IIRC)
and are associated there with connection/tunnel "names" then you use the
ipsec utility from freeswan to enable or disable the connections.
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