[Openswan Users] OpenSwan and high availability

Laurent CARON lcaron at apartia.fr
Tue Mar 28 15:07:06 CEST 2006


I was wondering about the best way to achieve the following goal:

- Have a high availability VPN.

Here is my setup

2 different locations connected through an openswan on the gateway of 
each site.
The gateway of each site has 2 different internet connections, allowing 
us to have one connection down without too much trouble.

What I'd like to do basically is to achieve the same goal even if a 
server goes down.

Since i have 2 servers hooked to the internet on each location, this 
won't be a problem.

The most "obvious" way would be to use heartbeat to detect if a node is 

I'm wondering if it is possible (and how) to achieve the same goal only 
using openswan, by having two active tunnels at the same time for example.



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