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Shrew Soft VPN client

The Shrew Soft VPN Client for Unix is a free IPsec Client for FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Linux based operating systems. It can be used to communicate with systems running ipsec-tools. The Unix client utilizes the IPsec kernel support included with the operating system, and comes with the complete Internet Key Exchange daemon and client front end application source code. A Windows version is also available.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 Dec 2009 08:01

    Release Notes: Many critical bugfixes and minor feature enhancements were made. Support was added for Windows 7, both 32- and 64-bit. Compatibility was improved for Cisco gateways and for importing of PCF files.

    •  13 Nov 2008 11:49

      Release Notes: Negotiation issues with PIX routers older than 6.x were fixed. Support for responding to Cisco load balance messages when communicating with redundant gateway devices was added. A major bug in service control management was corrected.

      •  20 Oct 2008 12:24

        Release Notes: Diffie Hellman group setup was cleaned up. Portions of the configuration exchange code were rewritten. Non-NUL-terminated string buffers were fixed.

        •  25 Sep 2008 17:33

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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