IPSec Tools in Centos 6

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estebanvt
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IPSec Tools in Centos 6

Post by estebanvt » 2011/08/31 04:32:27

Hi !
I don't know how to install IPSec Tools in Centos 6. I found only a RPM for Centos 5.6 but unfortunely it doesn`t work in Centos 6. I need this tools for configuring a VPN in my server.

Thank you guys !

Esteban

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Re: IPSec Tools in Centos 6

Post by dcmarti1 » 2011/08/31 10:07:43

This message thread is over 1 year old, but states that ipsec-tools will not be in RHEL 6:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/rhelv6-beta-list/2010-May/msg00019.html

There is a pre-compiled binary of ipsec-tools here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipsec-tools/

There's a big green download button for ipsec-tools-0.8.0-bz2.

The only way I know to install a bz2 is:

tar -xvjf -C

I am not a network guy, so I do not know if this bz2 has any dependencies on other apps, libs, etc.

I hope this helps.

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Re: IPSec Tools in Centos 6

Post by goma » 2011/08/31 15:02:08

So how can I make a VPN in CentOS 6? all tutorials I see is with ipsec-tools.

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Re: IPSec Tools in Centos 6

Post by dcmarti1 » 2011/09/01 22:55:05

I am no network or security guru, but I queried for "vpn centos 6" and found these instructions. I did a "Find" in my browser for "ipsec" and it does NOT appear. So, these instructions for VPN do not require ipsec-tools:

http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_6&p=openvpn

To me it looks complicated, but I believe it meets your requirement.

It does require enabling a third party repository, and a really helpful person here (TrevorH) always suggest setting yum priority BEFORE installing stuff from 3rd party repositories to prevent breakage.

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From TrevorH:

Looks fine to me with the proviso that enabling third party repos really needs you to install and configure yum-priorities and/or yum-protectbase before you install anything from them. That's to stop random packages from those repos overwriting the CentOS supplied ones and causing headaches further down the line.
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The comment above can be found at:

https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=33021&forum=56

yum-plugins information is here:

http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities

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Re: IPSec Tools in Centos 6

Post by TrevorH » 2011/09/01 23:46:39

What do you need to connect to at the other end of your VPN? I use vpnc from rpmforge on CentOS 5 and I see that the same package is available from EPEL for CentOS 6.

[code]
Available Packages
Name : vpnc
Arch : i686
Version : 0.5.3
Release : 4.el6
Size : 80 k
Repo : epel
Summary : IPSec VPN client compatible with Cisco equipment
URL : http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/
License : GPLv2+
Description: A VPN client compatible with Cisco's EasyVPN equipment.
:
: Supports IPSec (ESP) with Mode Configuration and Xauth. Supports only
: shared-secret IPSec authentication, 3DES, MD5, and IP tunneling.
[/code]

I am connecting to a Cisco and so far I find it works well for me except that it disconnects when the server-side rekey interval expires.

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IPSec Tools in Centos 6

Post by pschaff » 2011/09/13 15:18:11

[quote]
estebanvt wrote:
Hi !
I don't know how to install IPSec Tools in Centos 6. I found only a RPM for Centos 5.6 but unfortunely it doesn`t work in Centos 6. I need this tools for configuring a VPN in my server.

Thank you guys !

Esteban[/quote]

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature, and do not dual-post. Your [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&topic_id=33024&forum=59]other thread[/url] has been locked. It does contain recommendations about building ipsec-tools from SRPM if you decide to go that way.

To see the openswan packages in the distro, do[code]yum list openswan\*[/code]

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