[Openswan Users] Prevent Connection Timeout

Sebastian Ries sebastian.ries at dtnet.de
Mon Jan 15 11:29:46 EST 2007

Hi there

I have a VPN connected over two OpenSwan Gateways.
The connection comes up clearly and works as expected.

But after a while (over night) the connection is down and the only way I know 
to open it again is to restart both (!) ipsec-deamons.
(There is no traffic on the tunnel during this time)

I found out that the connection is not really down, but in a "HOLD" state.

I guess it is something like a timeout but how can I configure OpenSwan to 
reenable the connection when traffic occures?

Linux Openswan U2.2.0/K2.6.16.20-ipsec (native)
(Debian sarge-packages)
on both gateways

Thanks in advance

Sebastian Ries

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