Current Release Today's Snapshot Signatures
Linux FreeS/WAN comes as a tar file or RPMs containing
source and documentation for Linux systems with
2.2.XX and 2.4.XX kernels. We also have experimental support for
2.6.xx kernels; please use our latest release to try this.
Our users have contributed many patches which give
additional functionality to Linux FreeS/WAN:
NAT traversal, additional algorithms, Delete SA, and X.509 support.
An unofficial release which incorporates many of these patches is
available over here
as tar or RPM.
Our latest stable release is
We also provide current
snapshots of our development tree.
RedHat and Fedora Core RPMs
For the simplest, quickest way to get FreeS/WAN IPsec going
with Opportunistic Encryption, use our Red Hat or Fedora Core RPMs and
If there are prebuilt RPMs for your Red Hat or Fedora Core system,
this command will get them, and the keying material necessary to verify them:
ncftpget ftp://ftp.xs4all.nl/pub/crypto/freeswan/binaries/RedHat-RPMs/`uname -r | tr -d 'a-wy-z'`/\*
If that fails, it is unlikely that we have RPMs for you.
However, you can walk through our
directories and have a look.
If you don't find RPMs, you'll need to install from source,
as described in the next section.
As a quick way to
download the release, signature and signing key, cut and paste this next
line into a shell window:
Or, grab the "freeswan-*" files from ftp.xs4all.nl.
are tested to at least install in the target
environment (currently Red Hat 9.x and 8.x with recent kernels)
according to the INSTALL and our other
There is no warranty of any kind with this
are Experimental, they are just the current state of the
multi-developer shared development tree and could be in any state
of disarray. It might not compile, if it compiles then it might
not work (and that can be REAL hard to tell with crypto software...)
and the resulting binaries might even give your dog hiccups!
So please use the snapshot only if you judge
yourself able to deal with any of the problems that might occur
with unfinished software. That said, please do try the daily
FTP from Europe: snapshot.tar.gz
Here is a command to get the snapshot, its md5sum and signature:
Test your RPMs and/or tars with
pgp2 public keys.