[strongSwan] SS5.1.0 and libipsec, configuration and usage questions

Martin Willi martin at strongswan.org
Wed Sep 25 20:16:13 CEST 2013

Hi Kimmo,

> Can I use libipsec based configuration and netkey based configuration
> at the same time?

No. The kernel-libipsec backend is one of several IPsec backends that
can be used, but only ever one is active at the same time. Currently all
connections use the same backend. 

> how one should define that libipsec is used in conn X instead of
> netkey?

The active IPsec backend is the one that gets loaded first, any
additional backend has no effect.


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