[Openswan dev] [Openswan Users] trying to configure XAUTH as replacement for working Cisco VPN Client

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Thu Mar 29 14:00:10 EDT 2007

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Dirk Nehring wrote:

> That's a known patch which is already applied. Just changing modprobe to
> insmod. I have also applied a patch where the calls to ifconfig are
> changed to "ip", which is the standard network tool under Linux since
> many years. FreeWRT does not support ifconfig any more and I do not
> really understand why OpenSwan is not going the same way.

Because the output of "ip" is different on various systems, and therefor
harder to parse. We in fact tried switching to ip and were forced to
put back some calls to using ifconfig again.

Also, openswan runs on other platforms, like freebsd, which do not have
the ip command.

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