[Openswan Users] Starting open swan

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Oct 8 13:55:49 CEST 2004

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 davidh at cs.york.ac.uk wrote:

> The documentation states doing:
> service ipsec start
> will start the IPSec services. Somewhere else (which I can not find again!)
> I saw something saying:
> ipsec setup --start
> will also do the same thing.


> The service command does not appear to be present on the Slackware 10.0
> (kernel 2.6.7) distro I have. However, the two commands without service,
> give the following errors:
> # ipsec setup --start
> /usr/sbin/ipsec: unknown IPsec command `setup' (`ipsec --help' for list)

Your installation is broken. Likely paths are wrong in the ipsec command,
and there is a mixup of /usr/lib/ipsec and /usr/libexec/ipsec versus their
variants in /usr/local/lib{exec}/ipsec.

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