strongSwan is an open-source VPN solution based on IPsec.
Because it depends on the native IPsec implementation in the Linux kernel
the enhanced Kernel Power kernel is required, which provides the required
modules disabled in the default kernel.
The following two packages are currently available in the Extras-testing repository:
The strongswan-applet package contains a settings applet and a status panel
widget to configure and control VPN connections. This applet currently supports
IKEv2 connections using EAP authentication (username/password).
The strongswan package contains the actual key exchange daemons (also for IKEv1)
and additional utilities. The latter allow to use more advanced configurations via the
/etc/ipsec.conf configuration file.
More information about the two packages can be found on our wiki.