[Openswan Users] dpdaction restart?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Tue Dec 14 10:20:01 EST 2010

On Tue, 14 Dec 2010, stefan.holmstrom at westermo.se wrote:

> DPD-actions "clear" and "hold" are explained in the readme.dpd
> But what does dpd-action "restart" do?
> I have also found devices using openswan that has "restart-by-peer" and "reset" as DPD options.

"reset" is not a valid option.

> Is there any descriptions about what these dpd-actions do and when to use them?

see "man ipsec.conf"

restart/restart_by_peer tries to bring the dead phase1 up again. The difference between
restart and restart_by_peer was supposed to be that if you have multiple phase2's,
they would all get restarted instead of just the phase1, though it seemed our code
always used restart_by_peer, which happens to also be what you would want.


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