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Old 11-18-2003, 05:28 AM   #1
maorh
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Question FREES/Wan Configuration.


Hi,

I'm looking for someone who can give me a little guidance with the this ipsec implementation on RH-8. (i'm familiar with IP VPN Terminology)

i have some unresolve issue which i will be very grateful for any help:

my desire configuration should be:

I want to deploy secure IP VPN connections between several Linux
machines (all RH-8 with the same configuration including installed
freeswan 2.04 package), The VPN Details should be IKE with pre shared
secret (not RSA) for SA (ipsec_pluto will do this as well as I understand)
and DES-128bit with SHA1 for encryption.

My Problems are:

1) Which freeswan configuration method I need to use to accomplish the
Design above? (road-warrior or ....?)

2) How can i configure the freeswan to use pre shared secret instead of
the RSA key (what should i put in the ipsec.conf/ipsec.secret files)?

3) How can I configure the freeswan to NOT use the dns as it RSA key
repository? (I'm really can't understand why they are relaying on DNS
server???)

4) In the ipsec.conf when mentioning "left*=" "right*=", what is the logic
behind left and right?

Those questions will help to clarify a lot of frees/wan issue.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
sergiodemoura
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freeswan

you can use the rpm method to get the freeswan.

just goto www.freeswan.org and download it.


P.S. I change my distro to debian. the rh will be fedora....
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:27 AM   #3
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question 2

2) How can i configure the freeswan to use pre shared secret instead of
the RSA key (what should i put in the ipsec.conf/ipsec.secret files)?

ipsec.secrets has the key. you may copy it and put it in the ipsec.conf:
leftrsasigkey="paste the key here"
 
Old 12-13-2003, 06:21 AM   #4
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Thank you sergei, I go far way since this thread was port but still i think that your mentioning about the ipsec.conf param "leftrsasigkey=" is for use with RSA public key method and i'm not sure if it's good for manual PSK (pre shared secret) as well, please inform me if you are experienced with using the "leftrsasigkey=" param for regular PSK (Not RSA), this can ease on my configuration work.
Thanks for the attention again.
Maor.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 05:02 AM   #5
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rsa

yes, itīs only rsa. I donīt have experience with PSK..



Quote:
Originally posted by maorh
Thank you sergei, I go far way since this thread was port but still i think that your mentioning about the ipsec.conf param "leftrsasigkey=" is for use with RSA public key method and i'm not sure if it's good for manual PSK (pre shared secret) as well, please inform me if you are experienced with using the "leftrsasigkey=" param for regular PSK (Not RSA), this can ease on my configuration work.
Thanks for the attention again.
Maor.
best regards. Sergio. CWB-Brazil.
 
  


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