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System Administration Guide: IP Services
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Protecting Traffic With IPsec (Task Map)

The following table points to procedures that set up IPsec between one or more systems. The ipsecconf(1M), ipseckey(1M), and ifconfig(1M) man pages also describe useful procedures in their respective Examples sections.

Task

Description

For Instructions

Secure traffic between two systems

Protects packets from one system to another system.

How to Secure Traffic Between Two Systems With IPsec

Secure a web server by using IPsec policy

Requires non-web traffic to use IPsec. Web clients are identified by particular ports, which bypass IPsec checks.

How to Secure a Web Server With IPsec

Display IPsec policies

Displays the IPsec policies that are currently being enforced, in the order in which the policies are enforced.

How to Display IPsec Policies

Generate random numbers

Generates random numbers for keying material for manually created security associations.

How to Generate Random Numbers on a Solaris System

Create or replace security associations manually

Provides the raw data for security associations:

  • IPsec algorithm name and keying material

  • Key for the security parameter index

  • IP source and destination addresses

How to Manually Create IPsec Security Associations

Check that IPsec is protecting the packets

Examines snoop output for specific headers that indicate how the IP datagrams are protected.

How to Verify That Packets Are Protected With IPsec

(Optional) Create a Network Security role

Creates a role that can set up a secure network, but has fewer powers than superuser.

How to Create a Role for Configuring Network Security

Set up a secure virtual private network (VPN)

Sets up IPsec between two systems that are separated by the Internet.

Protecting a VPN With IPsec (Task Map)

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