[strongSwan-dev] patch proposal: ignore acquire

Emeric POUPON emeric.poupon at stormshield.eu
Tue Oct 20 11:12:44 CEST 2015

Hi Tobias,

Thanks again for you support.

>  2) The FreeBSD kernel could be extended so policies may optionally be
>     ordered by priorities provided by the IKE daemon.  Instead of just
>     appending new policies at the end of the list they would get
>     inserted based on the assigned priority (after policies with the
>     same priority, so nothing would change if an IKE daemon does not
>     assign priorities).  If policies were sorted by increasing priority
>     and if the same member were added to the sadb_x_policy struct that
>     is used on Linux (sadb_x_policy_priority) there wouldn't even be
>     any changes required in strongSwan's PF_KEY plugin.

Indeed it looks like the best solution.
Fortunately it seems the changes required to support the priority field are quite small.
I will try to make a proper patch to support this on freeBSD.



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