[ECOS] IPSEC and libipsec

Shaun Louie sal@microplex.com
Thu May 22 14:53:00 GMT 2008

 From a previous post in ecos-patches 
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 11:02:15AM -0000, Lee Davies wrote:
> > Does this mean ECOS can support VPN?
> Err, possibly. Like i said, this is work in progress. There is
> currently no code to actually setup IPSEC. So if you can somehow
> persuade the network stack to use IPSEC it might be possible. Also, as
> it says in the documentation, the network stack parts are quite
> old. There could be interopibility problems with current generation
> IPSEC code. It won't be until racoon is running and we run some tests
> that we will know how well IPSEC works.
>      Andrew
I've enabled the IPSEC options in the FreeBSD stack configuration along 
with the libipsec and crypto packages, and have gotten to the point of 
running the libipsec tests successfully.  I then wanted to see how to 
configure a pre-shared key for IKE and get an IPSEC session running, and 
quickly realized that something like racoon is needed.  After doing some 
research on the net, I located the above post.

It's been a while since that post, and I don't see any other chatter 
regarding IPSEC in eCos.  I'm curious to know if anyone has gotten it to 
work -- maybe you could give me some details on how you set it up.  If 
not, I would appreciate some pointers on where to get started, possibly 
on porting racoon to eCos (best source to base the port from?, is it 
practical?, licensing issues?).  If I do take up that project, I'd like 
to be able to contribute it back to eCos.

Thanks in advance,
Shaun Louie

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