Ike-scan Installation Guide

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Obtaining ike-scan

There are three ways to obtain ike-scan:

  1. Download the source-code tarball, and compile it on your system.
    This is the best way to make sure that you have the latest version. It will build on any Unix-like system (details below). You will need development tools including the make utility, an ANSI C compiler and C header files.
  2. Download and extract the pre-compiled Windows binary zipfile.
    This is the best option for Windows users. You will get the latest version, because I release a Windows version together with the tarball for each new release. It will run on any Windows operating system.
  3. Use a packaged distribution for your operating system, e.g. Redhat RPM or Debian DEB.
    This is the easiest option if you're running one of the systems that ike-scan has been packaged for, and you won't need any developer tools. However, you might not get the latest version, as some packages can be a version or two behind the latest release.

The sections below cover these three installation methods:

Building from the source tarball

  1. Download the latest tarball from http://www.nta-monitor.com/tools/ike-scan/download/
    The tarball is named ike-scan-x.y.tar.gz where x.y is the version number. E.g. ike-scan-1.9.tar.gz.
  2. Extract the tarball into a temporary build directory.
    On systems with GNU tar, you can use tar xzf ike-scan-x.y.tar.gz; on other systems, you may need to uncompress the tarball first and then untar it, e.g. gunzip ike-scan-x.y.tar.gz; tar xf ike-scan-x.y.tar. The tarball will be extracted into a directory called ike-scan-x.y.
  3. Change directory to the newly-created ike-scan directory and run ./configure
    There are many different options that you can give to configure, most of which are the standard configure options. There are also the following ike-scan specific options:
    • --with-openssl -- Use the OpenSSL MD5 and SHA1 hash functions instead of the ike-scan built-in functions. The OpenSSL functions are faster than the built-in ones, but you need to have OpenSSL installed to use them.
  4. Type make to compile ike-scan.
  5. Optionally type make check to run self-tests.
  6. Run make install as root to install ike-scan on your system.

You should be able to build ike-scan from source on any unix-like operating system which has:

  • An ANSI C compiler with a 64-bit integer type;
  • The make utility;
  • The standard C header files; and
  • Sockets support.

ike-scan is known to work on the following operating systems, but it will probably also work on other systems, providing that they meet the requirements above.

  • Linux (tested on Debian, Redhat, Ubuntu and Gentoo);
  • FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD;
  • Solaris 2.x (tested on 2.6, 7, 8 and 9);
  • Cygwin on Windows;
  • MacOS X (tested on 10.3 and 10.4);
  • SGI Irix (tested on 6.5);
  • HP-UX (both GCC and HP C compilers);
  • SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 (GCC only, as SCO C compiler has no 64-bit int type);
  • Tru64 / OSF-1 5.1 (Tru64 C compiler).

If you want an old version of the ike-scan source code, you can get it from the ike-scan archive. This contains all the previous releases back to the original 1.0 release.

Installing the Windows zip file

  1. Download the latest Windows zip file from http://www.nta-monitor.com/tools/ike-scan/download/
    The zip file is named ike-scan-win32-x.y.zip where x.y is the version number.
  2. Extract the zip file into the directory that you want to run ike-scan from.
    All of the files comprising the ike-scan package should be extracted into this directory.
  3. Run ike-scan from the command prompt.
    There is no need to run any installer program.

Note that the Windows version, like the Unix/Linux version, is a command line program. You should run it from the command prompt cmd.exe or command.exe, not directly from Windows.

Installing a binary package

Binary packages are available for the following operating systems:

  • Redhat Linux and other RPM-based systems: RPMs are available from http://www.stearns.org/ike-scan/
  • Debian Linux: ike-scan is part of the standard Debian distribution on Sarge and later in section net.
  • Ubuntu Linux: ike-scan is available for Ubuntu in the Universe component.
  • Gentoo Linux: ike-scan is available as a gentoo ebuild.
  • FreeBSD: ike-scan is available from the FreeBSD ports and packages collection.
  • OpenBSD: ike-scan is available from the OpenBSD package collection.
  • NetBSD: ike-scan is available from the NetBSD package collection.
  • MacOS X: ike-scan is available from Darwin Ports

The installation method for binary packages depends on the operating system, and is not covered here.

If you know of a binary ike-scan package that's not listed above, please add it to this list.

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