I am new to VyOS so some of the below may be obvious to longer termed members.
I’m using VyOS 1.1.1 (Helium) AMI from the AWS Marketplace as a VPN tunnel endpoint, primarily for IPSec tunneling. While I been able to get it up and running, I have been a bit frustrated as the Helium release includes StrongSwan version 4.5.2 which was released in May 2011. I’m interested in using the latest StrongSwan release (5.2.2) as it contains features I would like to have.
I looked at upgrading just the StrongSwan package but the one included in VyOS is the latest one back-ported to the Debian Squeeze release, on which the VyOS AMI is based. I also downloaded the 15-Jan-2015 build of the Lithium release and it appears by the package list, it will also use Debian Squeeze and StrongSwan version 4.5.2, i.e.:
strongswan 4.5.2-1.1-bpo60+vyos2+lithium3 strongswan-ikev1 4.5.2-1.1-bpo60+vyos2+lithium3 strongswan-ikev2 4.5.2-1.1-bpo60+vyos2+lithium3 strongswan-starter 4.5.2-1.1-bpo60+vyos2+lithium3
The project goals on the web (http://vyos.net/wiki/Project_Goals) indicate a desire to move away from Debian Squeeze:
Near future • Update build infrastructure & OS core from Debian squeeze to wheezy. • Produce new stable release based on wheezy.
Is the Lithium release based on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy? If Squeeze, when is VyOS expected to move to a more recent Debian release and a more recent StrongSwan release?