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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Summary

IP Security Architecture (IPsec) is an important part of Solaris 8. It provides transparent strong security at the Internet Protocol (IP) layer, thus protecting all upper-layer protocols. IPsec is a solution for most security issues on TCP/IP networks, encrypting and authenticating every IP packet. This chapter introduced IPsec and its features, showed you how to configure IPsec, and showed you how to create IPsec-based Virtual Private Networks. You also learned how to use the two Solaris 8 IPsec configuration utilities— ipseckey(1M) and ipsecconf(1M). Most common problems with IPsec were described, and recommended solutions were provided in the man pages.

For more information on IPsec, refer to the following:

  • RFC 2401,“Security Architecture ...

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