[Openswan Users] How to start ipsec at boot time

Michael H. Warfield mhw at WittsEnd.com
Mon Dec 13 10:46:23 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 16:41 +0100, Gary Long wrote: 
> Hi again :)

> I would like ipsec to start at boot time. At the moment, when I start 
> the server and use ipsec verify, I get the following message :

> Checking that pluto is running                                  [FAILED]
>    whack: Pluto is not running (no "/var/run/pluto/pluto.ctl")

> How could I change that?

That depends on what you are running it on.

If you are running it on Fedora or RedHat or a related distro based on
them such as CentOS or NST, then you would use "chkconfig ipsec on" to
set it to start at boot time and "system ipsec [re]start" to start it
manually.  On Ubuntu or Debian or other distro, you would have to use
other commands.  Same for SUSE.  Same for Slackware.  If you're not on a
Linux distro, you'll have to look that up for that OS.

> Thank you :)

> Gary

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