[Swan-dev] IKEv2 revival

Andrew Cagney andrew.cagney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 16:05:35 UTC 2020

Adding to the list of functions that revive ...

On Mon, 27 Apr 2020 at 12:06, Andrew Cagney <andrew.cagney at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just pushed code to implement liveness probes using the retransmit
> timer.  When retransmits time-out:
> - if the IKE SA hasn't established, it does a 'retry' using
> ipsecdoi_replace(st, try)
> - else, presumably the IKE SA is established, and it calls
> liveness_action(); I suspect this doesn't handle multiple children, and
> know it won't handle an IKE exchange timing out
> (there's also add_revival(), but I'm not sure if that applies here?  And
> there's pending ...)
> So my question is what should happen?
> - are the established and not established paths really that different (for
> instance an established IKE SA may have an incomplete CHILD SA)
> - do established CHILD SAs linger so that the IPsec connection is 'up'
> (even though evidence suggests it is dead)
> - and I have to wonder what the difference between replace and pending is

- a rekey (the obvious next candidate for doing proper retransmits) calls
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