[strongSwan] Charon hangs after failing to delete Rekeyed IPsec SAs

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Mon Mar 19 16:47:16 CET 2012

Hi Anand,

> conn %default
>     ikelifetime=10m
>     keylife=5m
>     rekeymargin=3m

Not sure what exactly the problem is but I suspect it might be related
to the times you configured above (at least partially).

Please have a look at the wiki page documenting how rekey times are
calculated [1].  As you can see, the values 5m for keylife (lifetime)
and 3m for rekeymargin (margintime) are problematic - it could even
disable rekeying (rekeytime = 5m - random(3m..6m)).

Please increase lifetime and see if that fixes the problem (also,
updating to a more recent release wouldn't hurt).


[1] http://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/ExpiryRekey

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