[Openswan Users] using different versions of KLIPS and Pluto on same machine

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Jun 6 00:36:46 EDT 2008

On Thu, 5 Jun 2008, hiren joshi wrote:

> Is it safe to use different versions of nat-t patch, KLIPS and pluto on
> the same box?
> Currently I am using openswan-2.4.8 with linux-2.6.16.
> Now I am migrating to linux-2.6.23.
> For that, I wan to use -
> NAT-T: openswan-2.4.x.kernel-2.6.23-natt.patch (becuase my kernel is
> 2.6.23)
> KLIPS:  openswan-2.4.12.tar.gz (because its nearest one to openswan-2.6.8
> with which I can build ipsec.ko against linux-2.6.23)
> pluto:   openswan-2.4.8 (because currently I am not ready for migration
> to openswan-2.4.12 or higher)

That should work, but i see no reason not to upgrade 2.4.8 to 2.4.12.
The only reason I can image is third party patches not supporting
2.4.12. 2.4.x is in maintenance mode, and between those versions there
were only bugfixes and additional kernel versions support.

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