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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

References

https://www.strongswan.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StrongSwan

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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