[Openswan Users] Does openswan gw need to reboot after creating vpn tunnel?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon Sep 13 16:27:18 CEST 2004

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, John Lai wrote:

> After finished all check, I reboot GW1 and GW2 , and then ping is
> success. It is so strange, why openswan(freeswan) need to reboot after
> creating an new tunnel,
> especially new subnet.  Does anybody have problem like me ? Do you have
> any solution to prevent requirement  of reboot? 3q ahead.

You should never need to reboor. Perhaps the problem was on the other
end which you also rebooted?

Openswan never needs a reboot for anything. At most you might need to
restart the service, when you change some setup or default tunnel option.


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