The SLAN project is focused on developing a flexible open source Virutal Private Networking system, primarily for securing Internet uplinks which use broadcast media such as 802.11 wireless links or public/shared ethernets. The system is flexible enough to support traditional VPN applications as well. As well as featuring an open design and strong security, the SLAN project hopes to eventually provide support for all major computing platforms.
|Tags||Security Cryptography Networking|
|Operating Systems||Windows POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: A design change from a layer 3 tunneling protocol to layer 2, allowing the server to join its virtual network clients to the LAN with a bridge instead of using routing or network address translation, replacing the buggy SLAN kernel driver with the Universal TUN/TAP driver that is typically included in Linux-2.4 kernel, a rewrite for the control channel TCP code, several bugfixes and code cleanups, and temporary removal of Windows support code.
Release Notes: Several somewhat significant changes have been made, mostly addressing usability issues. GNU autoconf is used for checking prerequistes before build. A local copy of gmp.h is used when autoconf detects that a GMP library is present on the system but the header file is not. Almost all the informational or error messages printed on the console are syslogged, and some more diagnostic messages have been added.
Release Notes: Addition of Win 9x support code.