Tuesday, 19 February 2013

IPSec on our SL6 machines I

I am looking into using IPSec to provide a secure tunnel over which we can transfer data between our servers and possibly as a way to secure NFS. We have a kerberos infrastructure and can provide our own x.509 certificates. There is very little documentation on how to setup IPSec on RHEL6, Centos6 or SL6 (they should be all the same really). Furthermore, RHEL6 is now using openswan which appears to have moved to githup. On the new site there is still very little documentation with just a few unhelpful examples. So, the plan is to have a series of posts so I don't forget what I have found out.