[strongSwan-dev] [PATCH] vici: Report mobike status in list-sas command

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Wed May 29 09:44:09 CEST 2019

Hi Olivier,

> Our management tool provides a NETCONF API for configuration and for
> operational state. MOBIKE can be enabled or disabled in configuration.
> The value of providing this information in operational state is to known
> whether the configuration is properly applied.
> The "list-sa" request already provides many information, so I thought it
> was the proper place to add one more, that could be useful for others
> (at least it is useful for us).

I guess we could add it, but I'm not sure if it really is that useful
for users.  MOBIKE is generally only a concern for them if they have to
disable it for some reason or other (e.g. interoperability or specific
network requirements), in which case a status flag is useless (unless
there are doubts that the configuration is applied properly).  And if
the option is enabled, it simply reflects the ability and/or config of
the peer, in which case the user can't do much about it (most mobile
clients will have it enabled and won't even provide an option to disable
it, and why would they).  Or is the goal that the user can check the
status and then go to the peer's admin and complain that MOBIKE is not


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