[strongSwan] Logging configuration with swanctl.conf

bls s bls3427 at outlook.com
Wed Aug 8 15:31:53 CEST 2018

Christian, thanks for the reply. File permissions were fine, but you pointed me in precisely the right direction. I had the logging info in /etc/swanctl/swanctl.conf. Moving it to /etc/strongswan.d/charon-systemd.conf did the trick.

From: Christian Salway <christian.salway at naimuri.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 9:42 PM
To: bls s
Cc: users at lists.strongswan.org
Subject: Re: [strongSwan] Logging configuration with swanctl.conf

Hi bls,

Configuration looks good. This is what I use.  Make sure you have saved to the correct file and that you have permission to write to /var/log

cat <<'EOF' > /etc/strongswan.d/charon-systemd.conf
charon-systemd {
  filelog {
    /var/log/strongswan.log {
        time_format = %b %e %T
        flush_line = yes
        default = -1
        cfg = 2
        ike = 2

On 8 Aug 2018, at 01:25, bls s <bls3427 at outlook.com<mailto:bls3427 at outlook.com>> wrote:

I'm trying to enable strongswan logging in order to submit a question, but I can't seem to get logging set up correctly with swanctl.conf Here's what I added to swanctl.conf. How can I get logging enabled in this configuration? This is strongswan 5.6.3 on latest Raspbian/Debian.


charon-systemd {
    filelog {
        /var/log/charon_debug.log {
            time_format = %a, %Y-%m-%d %R
            default = 2
            mgr = 0
            net = 1
            enc = 1
            asn = 1
            job = 1
            ike_name = yes
            append = no
            flush_line = yes

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