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SubjectRe: 2.4.18-3 on rh 7.1?
On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 09:32:33AM +0100, Mat Harris wrote:
> silly question compared to all you gurus on the list, but it needs to be
> asked. I need to fun freeswan (secure wan) between sever a redhat
> servers. the only patched kernel i am permitted to use is the rpm for
> ipsec enables 2.4.18-3. will this kernel work on redhat 7.1, or will it
> fall over at the first opportunity?

I've never done IPSec, but plain use of 2.4.18-3 does work with Red Hat
7.1. Note that you'll need to either satisfy the dependencies by
upgrading some packages from Red Hat 7.3, or use --nodeps. Both work in
my experiences.

However, note that:
+ 2.4.18-3 has a data corruption bug with ext3 on SMP systems, fixed in
2.4.18-4.
+ 2.4.18-4 (and -3) has weird NFS problems which are fixed in 2.4.18-5
+ 2.4.18-[345] have security problems which are fixed in 2.4.18-10
(By the way, does anyone know if new 2.4.9-xx or 2.2.xx kernels are
coming from Red Hat to fix these holes for those releases? Or have
earlier Red Hat kernels (and releases) just been abandoned? Or are
they just not affected?)

-Barry K. Nathan <barryn@pobox.com>
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