IPSECSection: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 7 Nov 1999
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NAMEipsec - invoke IPSEC utilities
SYNOPSISipsec command [ argument ...]
DESCRIPTIONIpsec invokes any of several utilities involved in controlling the IPSEC encryption/authentication system, running the specified command with the specified arguments as if it had been invoked directly. This largely eliminates possible name collisions with other software, and also permits some centralized services. In particular, ipsec supplies the invoked command with a suitable PATH environment variable, and also provides an IPSECDIR environment variable containing the full pathname of the directory where the IPSEC utilities are stored.
ipsec --help lists the available commands. Most have their own manual pages, e.g. ipsec_manual(8) for manual.
FILES/usr/local/lib/ipsec utilities directory (default location)
SEE ALSOipsec_manual(8), ipsec_auto(8), ipsec_klipsdebug(8), ipsec_barf(8)
HISTORYWritten for the Linux FreeS/WAN project <http://www.xs4all.nl/~freeswan/> by Henry Spencer.
BUGSThe provision of centralized services, while convenient, does compromise the original concept of making the utilities invocable directly as well as via ipsec.
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Time: 21:22:48 GMT, February 08, 2000