Racoon vs Strongswan

  • Racoon Tunnel Limit is 1024 while StrongSwan can support up to 64K tunnels
  • Racoon only supports IKEv1 while StorngSwan does both IKEv1 and IKEv2
  • Racoon can not build multiple tunnels using the same IP while StrongSwan does




The IKE daemon ”racoon” is taken from the KAME project and ported to Linux.  Linux distributions contain this daemon in the package ”ipsec-tools”.

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