[Openswan Users] Question on DPD

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Tue Nov 22 12:11:09 EST 2011

On Tue, 22 Nov 2011, Nick Howitt wrote:

> I have a conn with the far end on a (not very) dynamic IP which I know
> is not ideal. I would like to initiate the conn from my end so I have
> "right=far.end.fqdn" which is fine and works until the far IP changes.
> If the far IP changes I don't think using dpdaction=restart will
> re-evaluate the fqdn. Is this correct? If that is the case do I need a
> watching script to detect when a change of IP happens? ipsec.secrets is
> fine as I use @rightid.

In modern versions with the USE_DYNAMICDNS enabled (the default) it should
do that. Are you sure the configured DNS server is not behind the tunnel
that just died?


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