> I believe your points are well said and right on the mark.
> I have put together
> a few cipe vpn's and in the beginning it was difficult to wade through the
> I welcome an improved document.
Good. You sound like you have some CIPE experience.
> I am curious; Do you plan to document the process from RedHat rpm or from
>source or both? I can help with the from source part if you'd like.
I think we should document both. It is the least I can do for the open
source movement, of which I have benefitted greatly. I think that CIPE
is a really good package and it is a shame to see such an easy to fix
issue mar its reputation.
> You may want to check out the book "Building Linux Virtual Private
>Networks" published by New Riders.
> The version I have is a bit dated but I found that it filled some gaps left
>by the cipe documentation - but it is certainly not enough for cipe by
I've read it. I was focusing in IPSEC at the time, but I found out the
routers that implement that can't do NATing at the same time. Thus my
interest in CIPE.
> Also, I've always prefered the html format for online docs although pdf
>works well too (
> perhaps both would be appropriate). I also like to see examples expressed
>in images (this
> is where the book mentioned above does a good job).
I thought that book was absolutely outstanding. I agree with html
pages, when they are "the whole thing in one doc" not "a page for each
little subject". I like to print out the doc for new stuff that I am
working on, so that I can make notes in the margins, etc.
> If you would like some help, I'm happy to do so. If not, that's ok too -
> I will be very interested to see what you come up with.
Great. I've got a highly edited/commented version of the current doc,
if you want to see it. I can private email it or send it to the group.
Warning: I was tired when I started and I'm kind of terse.
Kim Lux <lux,AT,diesel-research,DOT,com>