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Bug 1697 - vtun-2.5.ebuild (new package)
Summary: vtun-2.5.ebuild (new package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Jon Nelson (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-04-12 12:33 UTC by Bryce Allen
Modified: 2002-04-28 14:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

vtun-2.5.ebuild (vtun.tar.gz,2.13 KB, text/plain)
2002-04-12 12:34 UTC, Bryce Allen

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Description Bryce Allen 2002-04-12 12:33:06 UTC
Attached vtun.tar.gz contains vtun-2.5.ebuild and a gentoo startup script that uses the nice Debian 
config (vtund-start.conf) for starting multiple clients or servers. It requires the lzo compression 
library (just submitted), zlib, and optionally uses openssl. 
NOTE: <=sys-devel/bison-1.28 is another dependency - I couldn't get it to compile under 1.34 
VTun is an execellend tunneling package which supports traffic shaping, encryption, and compression 
(using lzo or zlib). It is very easy to configure, and supports IP tunnels (UDP and TCP), ethernet 
tunnels, serial tunnels, and pipe tunnels. The IP and ethernet tunnels require the Universal TUN/TAP 
driver, available from I have not created an ebuild for TUN/TAP, 
because it comes standard with 2.4, which everyone seems to use under gentoo... 
VTun's security seems to be a bit weak (see However, it's 
adequate for my needs and is MUCH easier to use than other packages, not to mention all the nice 
I am also creating ebuilds for other tunneling packages: openvpn and cipe. I suggest net-misc, or 
perhaps a new category net-tunnel. 
Comment 1 Bryce Allen 2002-04-12 12:34:15 UTC
Created attachment 541 [details]
Comment 2 Jon Nelson (RETIRED) 2002-04-28 14:43:50 UTC
Committed 2.5 to the archive a few minutes ago.
Please give it a try and let me know how it goes.
If anything untoward happens, please re-open this bug and I'll be notified.