[strongSwan] had to manually up a connection

Victor Sudakov vas at sibptus.ru
Fri Mar 6 11:56:31 CET 2020

Tobias Brunner wrote:
> > 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
> > imply?
> Yes.
> > What's the timeout between keyingtries?
> No timeout between them, regular retransmission timeouts apply for each
> attempt.
> > And why is
> > `keyingtries=%forever` not the default?
> Who knows, legacy reasons maybe (on the other hand, the default is 1 now
> with swanctl.conf).
> > Is there no need for `keyingtries=%forever` in the `auto=route` mode?
> Further traffic will trigger another acquire (it might even cause
> duplicate SAs if a retry occurs while traffic triggers another acquire
> from the kernel).

Thank you very much Tobias, I've learned a lot from this conversation.

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