[strongSwan] had to manually up a connection

Victor Sudakov vas at sibptus.ru
Fri Mar 6 11:30:41 CET 2020

Tobias Brunner wrote:
> > I'd like to understand why.
> Then read the log.  What's definitely missing from your config is
> `keyingtries=%forever`.  

That could be the case, thanks for the hint. Strongswan could have made 3
attempts after detecing a dead peer and given up, is that what you

What's the timeout between keyingtries? And why is
`keyingtries=%forever` not the default?

> And there could have been a fatal error, after
> which no further attempts will be made at all.  Also, using `auto=route`
> (with `dpdaction=clear`) would also recreate the SA if matching traffic
> occurs.

Is there no need for `keyingtries=%forever` in the `auto=route` mode?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/
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