There are many ways to help out. We cannot guarantee that it's legal
for you to do any of them, so check your local rules first.
The project can sometimes use help with:
- Test Linux FreeS/WAN on an unusual (say, 64-bit) *nix variant.
Report your findings to the design list.
- Test our latest snapshot or pre-release in a non-critical environment.
Submit bug reports as detailed here.
Encryption. Help us to debug the tech and the documentation
on our mailing lists.
- Mirror FreeS/WAN docs, downloads and/or mailing list
archives, outside the United States. Mail the
design list if you'd like to do this.
- Help us maintain our
interop document, by posting working configs or HOWTOs to the
- Think our docs could use improvement? Tell us how, in detail.
If you are neither American nor living in the United States,
(or its territories, protectorates or embassies)
you may wish to submit code snippets, patches, etc., for inclusion
in Linux FreeS/WAN.
We don't guarantee we will accept them; we tend to be extremely
conservative in what we accept. And, due to project policy, we cannot
accept any contributions (not even one-line patches)
from Americans or folks living in the US.
Best to inquire
on the design list before doing your work.
- Some users choose to create patches for additional functionality,
and distribute them separately from our codebase. The user community
- Help newbies on the users list.
- Help folks on irc (irc.freenode.net#freeswan). Bonus points: post
working configs, tips & tricks to
the users list where they will be archived
for future reference.