[strongSwan] swanctl --initiate timeout question

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Sat Jan 18 20:13:18 CET 2020

I read that before I posted, and I have no idea if it waits X seconds and then starts
detach process, or if it will complete the initiate in background if it doesn't
happen within timeout period or if it will just fail to do anything if initiate does
not complete by timeout period.


On 01/18/2020 11:10 AM, Noel Kuntze wrote:
> *The almighty help message whispers in your ear*
> Usage:
>   swanctl --initiate [--child <name>] [--ike <name>] [--timeout <s>] [--raw|--pretty]
>            --help            (-h)  show usage information
>            --child           (-c)  initiate a CHILD_SA configuration
>            --ike             (-i)  initiate an IKE_SA, or name of child's parent
>            --timeout         (-t)  timeout in seconds before detaching
>            --raw             (-r)  dump raw response message
>            --pretty          (-P)  dump raw response message in pretty print
>            --loglevel        (-l)  verbosity of redirected log
>            --debug           (-v)  set debug level, default: 1
>            --options         (-+)  read command line options from file
>            --uri             (-u)  service URI to connect to
> Am 18.01.20 um 20:04 schrieb Ben Greear:
>> Hello,
>> If I want the --initiate command to not block, can I just set it to timeout of zero?
>> Will it still do initiation work in the background in that case?
>> Thanks,
>> Ben

Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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