Bluesocket provides an IPSec Configuration Tool as a limited beta release to aid in the configuration of the built-in IPSec client contained in MAC OS10.2. The tool is intended to simplify configuration and provide a simple user interface to the MAC IPSec client without requiring the end-user to perform complex configuration via the command line interface through the Unix layer.
The tool automatically configures the MAC IPSec client to connect the user’s default gateway (the Bluesocket WG) and sets up a secure tunnel to ensure airlink privacy between the users machine and the Bluesocket Wireless Gateway.
The IPSec Configuration Tool is distributed as a .sit file. To install, download the file onto the computer and double click the disk image to mount the IPSec volume. Drag the BlueIPSec file to the Applications folder to complete the install.
Running the Tool
Double click the BlueIPSec application. This will install an IPSec icon in the menu bar accessible from any application. Select Connection Window from the menu bar and click connect. The tool will then gather information about the client, request the user to authenticate, and create a secure connection. If the connection is successful, the user will be allowed to disconnect the client by selecting connection window from the IPSec icon, and clicking the disconnect button.