[strongSwan] Help with this: unknown keyword 'plutoopts'

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Fri Apr 8 16:38:36 CEST 2011

Hi Arturo,

the answer is simple:  strongSwan's ipsec starter program does not
support the plutoopts parameter.



On 04/08/2011 03:17 PM, Arturo Ochoa wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've trying to fix this problem in strongswan. Every time I tried to
> provide different options to pluto via ipsec.conf, I received this message:
> root at DMX82877:/usr/local/etc# ipsec start
> Starting strongSwan 4.4.1 IPsec [starter]...
> /usr/local/etc/ipsec.conf:6: unknown keyword 'plutoopts' ["--ikeport 510"]
> unable to start strongSwan -- fatal errors in config
> Version
> Linux strongSwan U4.4.1/K2.6.32-25-generic
> I've been reading in the mailing list, but couldn't found anything.
> Any idea?
> Ing Arturo Ochoa
> Blog: http://arturoochoa.wordpress.com

Andreas Steffen                         andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
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Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications
University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
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