[Openswan Users] DSL modems in bridge mode and UDP fragmentat ion

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
Sat Jan 3 23:49:53 CET 2004


>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Bouwer <TBouwer at pfn.com> writes:
    Tim> Thanks for your response.

    >>> No, it isn't inevitable.

    >>> It is only going to occur if you transmit the certificates.  There is
    Tim> very
    >>> little reason to do that.

    >>> Unless you have 1000 road warriors, I don't see a reason to do
    >>> that. It just causes problems, like the one that you have.

    Tim> We use x509 across the board for authentication of the Freeswan
    Tim> gateways and for our roadwarriors and also as the basis for the
    Tim> encryption in preference to preshared keys - it would be difficult

  I never said use pre-shared keys.

  I said, don't transmit the certificates. There is simply no point in doing
that, except for road-warriors where you have a policy of accepting any
certificate from a particular CA, *AND* you have no way to retrieve them
from, say an LDAP server.
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Comment: Finger me for keys


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