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

Dirk Nehring dnehring at marcant.net
Thu Mar 29 18:55:11 EDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 08:00:10PM +0200, Paul Wouters wrote:
> 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.

Mmh, we are doing much more things with "ip", especially "ip route"
which cannot be done with "route", ie source based routing and more than
one routing table. Until now, I am using ip on various plattforms, for
me the output looks very similar. When I provide a small patch which check
the availability of a recent "ip" and then tries to use it, would you
consider to take a look onto it?



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