[Openswan Users] How to start ipsec at boot time

Gary Long long at magillem.com
Tue Dec 14 04:05:26 EST 2010

Hi :)

I installed openswan with apt-get command. Thank you for the tutorial, 
i'll take a look at it :)


Le 13/12/2010 22:58, Michael H. Warfield a écrit :
> On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 16:49 +0100, Gary Long wrote:
>> Ok, so it depends on the operating system. I'm running openSwan on
>> Ubuntu but i'm not used to it.
> Minor niggle...  Linux is the operating system (kernel).  Ubuntu is a
> distribution.  Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, RedHat, Slackware, SUSE, etc -
> these are all Linux.  Yes it depends on the OS (Linux vs BSD vs Solaris,
> etc) but it's also distribution dependent.  I know it's confusing.
> Someone already asked if you compiled it from source or installed it
> from apt-get.  If you're not real experienced at this, please install
> from apt-get and make life easier on yourself.  If there's something in
> a newer release you require, you can always add it on later, but start
> from the packaged install, initially.  If you have installed from
> apt-get (or the GUI software manager front end to apt-get, Synaptic) you
> can use the system administration tools for services to enable that
> service to run at boot.
> http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-to-controlling-access-to-linux-services.html
>> Gary
>> Le 13/12/2010 16:46, Michael H. Warfield a écrit :
>>> 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
>>> Regards,
>>> Mike
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