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Stable release 3.12 / 6 November 2014; 8 months ago (2014-11-06)[1]
Preview release 3.9rc1[2] / 30 June 2014; 12 months ago (2014-06-30)
Operating system GNU/Linux
Type IPsec
License GNU General Public License[3]

In the field of computer security, Libreswan is a fork of the Openswan IPSEC VPN implementation created by almost all of the openswan developers after a lawsuit about the ownership of the Openswan name was filed against Paul Wouters, then release manager of Openswan, in December 2012.[4][5] 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 helping people with both libreswan and openswan problems.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "CHANGES". Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  2. ^ "libreswan 3.9rc1 Release Candidate is out". Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  3. ^ LICENSE
  4. ^ Wouters, Paul (2012-12-15). "Resignation from Openswan". Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ Wouters, Paul (2012-12-16). "My resignation of The Openswan Project". Retrieved 2014-03-31.