[strongSwan-dev] scripted tunnel creation

Zachery Stoddard zacherystoddard at gmail.com
Thu May 2 22:33:46 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Martin Willi <martin at strongswan.org> wrote:

> Hi Zachery,
> > Is there a graceful way to shell script the creation of tunnels with
> > strongswan?
> Unfortunately, no.
> > It looks like not so many options are supported with the stroke
> > command.
> The stroke command is very limited, because starter directly talks the
> "stroke protocol" to the stroke plugin of charon to configure it.
> But even that "stroke protocol" itself is not very flexible; it is not
> really designed to automate tasks, as it lacks a return channel beyond
> log forwarding.
> If you have some resources to put into this project, I'd recommend to
> directly talk to the in-daemon API using a plugin. But of course this is
> not that trivial to get started.
> We have some ideas how to bring a more powerful and versatile IPC
> solution to strongSwan, including a client side library to talk over
> this interface. Unfortunately this is currently not more than an idea.
> Regards
> Martin
Thanks for the response Martin.  I'm going to have to think on this one.
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