* Re: IPSec in Jail

Devin Teske devin.teske at fisglobal.com
Mon Dec 5 23:02:56 UTC 2011

On Dec 3, 2011, at 4:42 PM, Alejandro Imass <aimass at yabarana.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I was following a thread in FBSD Spanish talking about the use of
> IPSec in Jails and there was no conclusion to the matter. I have a
> client that wants to run a VPN which requires IPSec and he is running
> on some jails we provide them. We can provide them with a public IP
> for the jail but I'm not sure if this will work.
> I understand from the thread that recompiling the kernel with VIMAGE
> enabled should allow the use of IPSec in the jails but apparently
> until 8.0 this was experimental. This particular server uses 8.2 so I
> would like to know if anyone here has done this and how stable it is?
> Would enabling VIMAGE for the base kernel compromise the system and
> other clients running on other jails in the same server?

We're using 8.1 + VIMAGE and using openvpn, ipfw, and IPSec within jail successfully.

No stability issues with other jails (so far), but then again only been running that setup (with IPSec/openvpn in a vimage) for a few weeks now. But, so far so good!

> Thanks beforehand for any valuable comments!
> -- 
> Alejandro Imass
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