[strongSwan] Strongswan systemctl missing in 5.8.2?

Tobias Brunner tobias at strongswan.org
Mon Jun 22 09:58:55 CEST 2020

Hi Houman,

> systemctl status strongswan
> Unit strongswan.service could not be found.
> What am I missing please?

If you are using the legacy configuration backend via ipsec.conf and
starter daemon, then the name of the systemd unit has changed with the
5.8.0 release [1] (from strongswan to strongswan-starter, which is also
the name of its package).  The strongswan unit now controls the
charon-systemd daemon, which is configured via swanctl.conf and
installed with a separate package of the same name on Debian/Ubuntu.


[1] https://wiki.strongswan.org/versions/73

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