[strongSwan] what does "sent QI2, ipsec sa established" on Initiator and "sent MR3, isakmp sa established" mean?

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Tue Apr 10 10:29:55 CEST 2012

Hi Rajiv,

> On initiator:  
> sent QI2, IPsec SA established
> (ISAKMP SA established)
> and on Responder:
> (IPsec SA established)
> sent MR3, ISAKMP SA established
> ---------------------------------------------------
> so what does the QI2 and MR3 mean?

These are states in pluto's IKEv1 state machine.  MR stands for Main
Mode Responder and QI for Quick Mode Initiator.


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