[Openswan Users] OpenSWAN 2.1.1 on a 2.6.5 kernel

David Forbis DL at forbis.org
Thu Apr 15 13:48:27 CEST 2004

> I'm wondering what I may have missed in building OpenSWAN on a 2.6.5
> kernel. This is OpenSWAN v2.1.1 on a gentoo 1.4.x box. However, I am
> using the 2.6.5 kernel sources from kernel.org and not the gentoo
> ebuild. After starting ipsec, when I run "ipsec verify" I get an error
> message about not finding the command "setkey". What supplies setkey? It
> looks to me as if it is supposed to be supplied by the 2.6.5 kernel
> itself. Is this correct? If so, what do I need to do to have the setkey
> binary built by my kernel sources? Thanks.
> ipsec version reports: Linux FreeS/WAN U2.1.1/K2.6.5 (native) (native)

Setkey is part of the ipsec-tools package:


Install ipsec-tools and you should set to go.


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