[strongSwan-dev] How to start charon without helpers?

Alexander Sbitnev alexander.sbitnev at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 10:43:33 CEST 2014

Thanks a lot Martin.
Already find a way to use valgrind with starter by filtering out starter 
process itself with valgrind options.

On 09/15/2014 12:38 PM, Martin Willi wrote:
> Hi,
>> Is there any correct way to start charon directly without using ipsec
>> helpers? [...] But how to manually setup connection?
> If you want to load ipsec.conf configurations, you'll need the starter
> process which invokes charon.
>> I just intresting in using gdb and valgrind, so starting from helper
>> can cause a lot of problems.
> For gdb, there is a --attach-gdb option for "ipsec start" that invokes
> charon under gdb. For valgrind there is no such option, but should be
> rather trivial to add such an option.
> Alternatively you may consider using a different configuration backend
> that does not rely on starter. With the swanctl backend introduced with
> 5.2.0, you can load configurations at any time for a manually invoked
> charon.
> Regards
> Martin

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