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Re: openswan 2.3.1 is now available - Call for Help

On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 01:24:20PM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> Hi all,

> [Please CC me in replies, I am currently not subscribed to this list.]

> Since yesterday, openswan upstream 2.3.1 is on the download servers, and it 
> should supposedly fix the problems of 2.3.0 (specifically that it caused all 
> other openswan daemons, be it 2.2.0 or 2.3.0, to crash in some cases) that 
> prevented me from pushing that version into testing (and subsequently led to 
> the removal of openswan from testing). I am currently working hard on 
> updating the package to 2.3.1 (which unfortunately again changed the source 
> tree layout, sigh) and will then go through the bug reports and check if 
> 2.3.1 fixes them. 

> Since we are very late in the sarge release process, I know well that it is an 
> extremely bad time for updating to new upstream versions. Nonetheless, I 
> really think that openswan (a working version....) should be part of the new 
> stable and am now trying to get this back into testing. 

I definately agree with this. ^_^

> I will probably need some help with this to do it in the next few days. 
> Anybody who is using freeswan or openswan right now and is interested in 
> having it in testing (and unstable, in fact), please help. I could definitely 
> use help in testing, but anybody who wants to work on packaging itself is of 
> course also welcome (e.g. on the minor bugs like debconf translations).

I'm interested in testing the new version, although the problem I was
suffering was a windows interoperability bug (Win2K Ipsec would crash
pluto) which I reported to the Openswan list and was told it would
probably be fixed in 2.3.1. I've built from the debian/ directory in CVS
at the moment, but haven't tried it in a few weeks to see if CVS fixed
my problem.

I also had two 2.3.0 openswans talking to each other for L2TP, but I
didn't see the crashing problem you've mentioned above (and which is to
do with NAT-T if the 2.3.1 changelog is anything to go by), both using
the 2.6 built-in IPSec stack for kernel support.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
8th year CompSci/Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)

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