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GVPE 1.9 has been released

From: Marc Lehmann
Subject: GVPE 1.9 has been released
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 06:57:29 +0200

GVPE, the GNU Virtual Private Ethernet daemon, version 1.9, has just been

As this is the first release announced on this list, I'll summarize the
programs features only. Details about the changes in this and earlier
releases can be found in the NEWS file, e.g. at:

GVPE creates a virtual ethernet (broadcasts supported, any protocol that
works with a normal ethernet should work with GVPE) by creating encrypted
host-to-host tunnels between multiple endpoints.

Unlike other virtual private "network" solutions which merely create a
single tunnel, GVPE creates a real network with multiple endpoints and
manages these tunnels automatically.

It is designed to be very simple and robust (cipher selection done at
compiletime etc.), and easy to setup (only a single config file that can
be shared unmodified between all hosts, together with public key pairs).

Vpn hosts can neither sniff nor fake packets, that is, you can use
MAC-based filtering to ensure authenticity of packets even from member

GVPE can also be used to tunnel into some private network using a variety
of protocols (raw IP, UDP, TCP, HTTPS-proxy-connect, ICMP and DNS). It
is, however, primarily designed to sit on the gateway machines of company
branches (or similar) to connect them together.

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