[strongSwan] 24/7/365 tunnel?

Eric Germann ekgermann at semperen.com
Wed Sep 13 17:33:31 CEST 2017

Usually if it "takes down the tunnel" it's due to no traffic. Keep interesting traffic going and it will stay up.

If you have the ability to set "auto = route" it will reestablish the tunnel as needed. We run several hundred tunnels this way in AWS without issue.  


> On Sep 13, 2017, at 09:21, Turbo Fredriksson <turbo at bayour.com> wrote:
> I’m trying to setup a tunnel between two regions in
> AWS.
> Works fine, other than the fact that Strongswan seems to take
> down the tunnel automatically (?) after a few hours.
> How can I 1) make sure there’s no timeout (?) and 2) that IF
> the tunnel goes down, for whatever reason, that it will reinitiate
> the connection automatically?
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