[strongSwan] remote_addrs with more than one IP address

Andreas Steffen andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
Thu Apr 27 16:54:39 CEST 2017

Hi Vijaya,

the functionality of multiple remote addresses, address ranges or
address subnets is rather intended for use by the responder,
allowing to restrict the hosts that are allowed to connect.



On 27.04.2017 13:20, Vijaya Venkatachalam wrote:
> hi,
> I am using VICI strongswan interface to build an application to start an
> IPsec connection.
> Now in my configuration, I have specified two IP addresses in remote_addrs.
> But when I initiate the connection, it only establishes connection with
> the first IP address.
> And if no ipsec is running on the first IP address, it does not fallback
> on the second IP address.
> Does this mean currently there is no support for failover to the one or
> more IP addresses specified in the remote_addrs list??
> can you pls clarify this.
> cheers,
> vijaya

Andreas Steffen                         andreas.steffen at strongswan.org
strongSwan - the Open Source VPN Solution!          www.strongswan.org
Institute for Networked Solutions
HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
CH-8640 Rapperswil (Switzerland)

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