Subject: New version of ike-scan (IPsec IKE scanner) available - v1.8
To: None <>
From: Roy Hills <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/07/2005 10:47:37
ike-scan v1.8 has been released.

I'm sending you this Email because you've previously registered an interest 
in ike-scan, or because I think that you are the maintainer of an ike-scan 
port or package.  If you don't want to receive further ike-scan 
announcements, please let me know and I'll remove your address from the list.

The key changes from the previous version (v1.7) are:

a) Many new backoff patterns and vendor IDs added

b) Several bug fixes

c) Added support for a more flexible transform specification, which allows 
an arbitrary number of transform attributes to be specified in any order.

d) Increased flexibility in lifetime specification.  Now the lifetime 
attribute values can be of any length.

e) Changed the default outgoing packet rate calculation from interval to 
bandwidth, with a default of 56,000 bits per second.

f) Improved the decoding and display of received packets.

g) Added many new options to control the construction and format of the 
outgoing IKE packets.

h) Allow sending to the broadcast address.

For full details of the changes, please read the ChangeLog and NEWS files 
in the tarball.
For usage notes, please read the README and README-WIN32 files in the tarball.

To download the new version, go to: (Source 
(Windows-32 Binary)

Note that the new version is not linked from the main ike-scan page yet, so 
you need to use these links to download it.  I'll be updating the links on 
the download page soon.

md5sums should be:

961310e6f3c07d26c90447e392dfb97e  ike-scan-1.8.tar.gz  (Source Tarball)
884e1c3eb03ea1519ab7537e095d2c0b  (Windows-32 Binary)

If you are hosting a copy of ike-scan, or you are maintaining a port or 
package, please process and upload this new version.

Please continue to send any comments or suggestions to:

As always, please let me know if you encounter any problems.


Roy Hills