[Swan] When is left/rightnexthop needed?

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Fri May 10 13:47:18 UTC 2019

On Fri, 10 May 2019, Nick Howitt wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> In my configs, I never use it and it seems to work fine. I am wondering when it is needed? I can see a possibly case when the IPsec server is on a multi-homed
> LAN and you don't want to route through the default gateway. I know it can take a value of %direct, but when testing on the LAN I seemed to remember it worked
> correctly between two servers on the LAN without it being set.

It is almost never needed anymore. I've thought about if we were ready
to obsolete the option, but i think there are a few corner cases left
where it is needed.


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