[Openswan Users] /etc/init.d/ipsec status : How to know if tunnels created are bidirectional!

Muenz, Michael m.muenz at spam-fetish.org
Tue Jan 31 03:36:59 EST 2012

Am 31.01.2012 09:27, schrieb satpal parmar:
> How it help when Ipsec is not yet started in other side of 
> connection.Will it wait ? I tried this but I am getting same response.

Yes, you can control the behavior with DPD (man ipsec.conf).

> I am not using KLIPS but netkey. State is ok  I can see debug logs . I
> was looking for more descriptive information on nature of tunnel.

I'm not really familiar with netkey, try to catch a unidirectional 
tunnel and compare the values of "ipsec auto --status | grep yourconn".
I would install smokeping on you box (with NAT entries to match the 
tunnel) to check the connection. You could also include the starting of 
smokeping with you script.


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