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I'm a newbie to Linux, just recently got my hands on it.
Problem is that these days i've been studying Linux at my institute and my teacher has assigned me to Install & Configure FreeS/WAN as VPN on Red Hat 9.0.
Time period that i've been given is extremely short.... two weeks or you can say only 12
Although i even had very little knowledge of VPN in general but somehow i got over it,
now know a little bit about VPN.
Now i've myself tried to get knowledge of FreeS/WAN. But nothing seems helping. People
around me have little knowledge of VPNs on Linux, if available then its CIPE or OpenSSH.
Visited official FreeS/WAN org website , but things are more complicated there than i anticipated &
eventually i got more confused & frustrated.
Can someone answer my questions in a more easy way....??????
1- I have to install FreeS/WAN on a Red Hat 9.0 machine... So can someone tell me of the
resource from where i can get RPMs of latest FreeS/WAN version for Red Hat 9.0.??? I
don't know about any compilation thing on Linux, so RPM installation method would be
2- Guide me the exact hardware requirements (No. of PCs, No. of NICs on them etc and
other hardware stuff) that are needed for this purpose????
3- Guide me to proper installation and configuration of FreeS/WAN???
4- Also tell me about some web resources or forums which may be helpful in this regard.
There are a couple of things that i've come to conclude that for proper working FreeS/WAN VPN we need to have static internet IPs on FreeS/WAN gateway.
Right now i dont have the facility of this static ip thing as these are pretty much expensive here in our country.
And also ISPs dont provide static IPs really easily. So if i want to install & test a freeS/WAN gateway is it necessary to have a static Ip???? can't we put it into a test "LAN environment".
Right now i have just a couple of PCs on which i can install & configure FreeS/WAN on Red Hat 9.0 in a TEST LAN environment(Its also necessary for me to install & test FreeS/WAN on a Red Hat 9.0 box). So please guide me;
1- Cant i install & configure FreeS/WAN on two test Red Hat boxes, and make them internal network gateways connected directly to each other or its necessary to have internet link between them??
2- Is it necessary to have static internet IPs on both of these gateways??? or there is any other way around.
3- Do i need to setup a innternal DNS server for this test environment???
4- Also tell me if there is any other thing that is needed for this setup which i have missed.
In the end i just want to tell you that i want to run & test FreeS/WAN just on a couple of PCs working in a LAN environmrnt.
So kindly help me in this regard, any help would be highly appreciated.