Photuris Test Server
A test implementation of the Photuris Session-Key Management Protocol
used to run on the host
The test server implements the Photuris protocol as of
Photuris can be used to generate session keys and establish
Security Associations for IPSec, for example to establish VPNs (Virtual Private Networks).
This host is multi homed so most likely you will see a response from
If you do not run OpenBSD, you need the following sources:
A quick note on how to get Photuris working
on OpenBSD prior version 2.2,
which might be interesting for people who try to get Photuris working
on another operating system.
Since OpenBSD 2.2 Photuris is integrated as part of the operating system.
At the moment the Identity Exchange
Cookie Request ->
<- Cookie Response
Value Request ->
<- Value Response
Identity Request ->
<- Identity Response
and SPI Updates are supported:
SPI Update ->
<- SPI Update
SPI Needed Messages are handled and acted upon.
The daemon is running with the following configuration files
The timeout periods are drastically reduced. An exchange times out
after three minutes.
Here is the output of the daemon so far: photuris.out