[Openswan dev] openswan 2.1.0rc1 rpms

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
Wed Mar 10 09:48:00 CET 2004


>>>>> "Axel" == Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> writes:
    >> That would include: 1) all 2.6 kernels.  (maybe not 2.6.0?)  2)
    >> 2.4 with back-ported 26sec 3) any kernel source tree that has
    >> had:
    >> ( cd openswan-X.Y.Z && make nattpatch ) | (cd /usr/src/linux &&
    >> patch -p1) done to it prior to a *complete* build.

    Axel> OK, I had (mistakenly) assumed this patch was already in the
    Axel> openswan-2.1.0rc1.kern.patch.gz

  No, it is not, because if it was, it would break when applied to any
kernel that had the NAT-T patch already there.
  We should be releasing a second patch set, but since it will rarely
change, it might be matter much.

    Axel> There is interest in getting older RH flavours (from FC1 down
    Axel> to RH7.3) running with NAT-T. For ATrpms it is probably easier
    Axel> to have the kernels patched. If people from other

  The problem is that one then has to answer support questions for users
that would otherwise have gone to RH.

    Axel> distributions are interested in supporting NAT-T in 2.4, and
    Axel> don't want to rebuild kernels (because they would have to
    Axel> rebuild vendor kernel modules), such a module could be useful,
    Axel> but I don't really think the demnd is that high. Better invest
    Axel> the time on other areas. :)

  Yes, I agree.

    Axel> I'll try to get patched kernels until the next weekend.  --


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