file is used for the configuration for general IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) and connection-specific settings.
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Parent topic: IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) - Configuration
- Open the file ipsec.conf which is located under /etc.
- In the part starting with config setup, you configure the general IPSec protocol behaviour. Specify the following parameter:
This parameter specifies the Ethernet interface for which the IPSec protection shall be applied, e.g. eth0.
- In the part starting with conn %CONNECTION_NAME%, you configure the connection specific settings. Specify the following parameters:
This parameter specifies the name of a connection.
This parameter specifies a local IP address with reference to the configured system.
This parameter specifies a remote IP address with reference to the configured system.
The FreeS/WAN IPSec library does not support AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)-based encryption. Either install the AES patch or delete the line starting with esp=.