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Initial release3.0 / January 02, 2013
Stable release
3.29 / 10 June 2019; 3 months ago (2019-06-10)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemLinux
Available inC
LicenseGNU General Public License[2]

Libreswan is a fork of the Openswan IPsec VPN implementation.

Libreswan is created by almost all of the Openswan developers after a lawsuit about the ownership of the Openswan name was filed against Paul Wouters, the release manager of Openswan, in December 2012.[3][4][5] The lawsuit was later settled out of court. The Libreswan project has an active community of developers and contributors with regular releases. They can be found on the #swan channel on the Freenode IRC service.

Libreswan supports most of the common type of IPsec configurations people use including configuration like host to host VPN, subnet to subnet VPN[6]. While written for Libreswan, the instructions will work for Openswan as well unless specifically noted.

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  1. ^ "libreswan-3.29 released". 2019-06-10. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  2. ^ "LICENSE". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ Wouters, Paul (2012-12-15). "Resignation from Openswan". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  4. ^ Wouters, Paul (2012-12-16). "My resignation of The Openswan Project". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  5. ^ Paul Wouters (2014-07-14). "History of The Libreswan Project". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  6. ^ "Configuration examples - Libreswan". Retrieved 2019-07-12.