[strongSwan] Knowing when StrongSwan is up and ready
ken at cazena.com
Fri Oct 2 17:39:01 CEST 2015
I have a bash script that does the following to start strongswan and initiate / establish a connection:
sudo service strongswan start
sudo strongswan up myconn
where myconn is defined in /etc/strongswan/ipsec.conf
Typically, the (arbitrary) two second delay is sufficient for SS to come up and be ready, however on some virtual machine environments it is not, producing the error:
no config named ‘myconn’
This is likely due to host load and/or filesystem delays.
There are a number ways around this problem (lengthen delay, retry ‘up’ command, etc.), but I’m wondering if there is a deterministic, recommended way to know (from a Bash script) when StrongSwan is up and ready? I didn’t see anything immediately obvious when looking at “strongswan —help” or “swanctl —help”.
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