racoonctl man page

racoonctl — racoon administrative control tool

Synopsis

racoonctl [opts] reload-config

racoonctl [opts] show-schedule

racoonctl [opts] show-sa [isakmp|esp|ah|ipsec]

racoonctl [opts] get-sa-cert [inet|inet6] src dst

racoonctl [opts] flush-sa [isakmp|esp|ah|ipsec]

racoonctl [opts] delete-sa saopts

racoonctl [opts] establish-sa [-w] [-n remoteconf] [-u identity] saopts

racoonctl [opts] vpn-connect [-u identity] vpn_gateway

racoonctl [opts] vpn-disconnect vpn_gateway

racoonctl [opts] show-event

racoonctl [opts] logout-user login

Description

racoonctl is used to control racoon(8) operation, if ipsec-tools was configured with adminport support. Communication between racoonctl and racoon(8) is done through a UNIX socket. By changing the default mode and ownership of the socket, you can allow non-root users to alter racoon(8) behavior, so do that with caution.

The following general options are available:

-d
Debug mode. Hexdump sent admin port commands.
-l
Increase verbosity. Mainly for show-sa command.
-s socket
Specify unix socket name used to connecting racoon.

The following commands are available:

reload-config
This should cause racoon(8) to reload its configuration file.
show-schedule
Unknown command.
show-sa [isakmp|esp|ah|ipsec]
Dump the SA: All the SAs if no SA class is provided, or either ISAKMP SAs, IPsec ESP SAs, IPsec AH SAs, or all IPsec SAs. Use -l to increase verbosity.
get-sa-cert [inet|inet6] src dst
Output the raw certificate that was used to authenticate the phase 1 matching src and dst.
flush-sa [isakmp|esp|ah|ipsec]
is used to flush all SAs if no SA class is provided, or a class of SAs, either ISAKMP SAs, IPsec ESP SAs, IPsec AH SAs, or all IPsec SAs.
establish-sa [-w] [-n remoteconf] [-u username] saopts
Establish an SA, either an ISAKMP SA, IPsec ESP SA, or IPsec AH SA. The optional -u username can be used when establishing an ISAKMP SA while hybrid auth is in use. The exact remote block to use can be specified with -n remoteconf. racoonctl will prompt you for the password associated with username and these credentials will be used in the Xauth exchange.

Specifying -w will make racoonctl wait until the SA is actually established or an error occurs.

saopts has the following format:

isakmp {inet|inet6} src dst
{esp|ah} {inet|inet6} src/prefixlen/port dst/prefixlen/port
{icmp|tcp|udp|gre|any}
vpn-connect [-u username] vpn_gateway
This is a particular case of the previous command. It will establish an ISAKMP SA with vpn_gateway.
delete-sa saopts
Delete an SA, either an ISAKMP SA, IPsec ESP SA, or IPsec AH SA.
vpn-disconnect vpn_gateway
This is a particular case of the previous command. It will kill all SAs associated with vpn_gateway.
show-event
Listen for all events reported by racoon(8).
logout-user login
Delete all SA established on behalf of the Xauth user login.

Command shortcuts are available:

rc
reload-config
ss
show-sa
sc
show-schedule
fs
flush-sa
ds
delete-sa
es
establish-sa
vc
vpn-connect
vd
vpn-disconnect
se
show-event
lu
logout-user

Return Values

The command should exit with 0 on success, and non-zero on errors.

Files

/var/racoon/racoon.sock or
/var/run/racoon.sock
racoon(8) control socket.

See Also

ipsec(4), racoon(8)

History

Once was kmpstat in the KAME project. It turned into racoonctl but remained undocumented for a while. Emmanuel Dreyfus ⟨manu@NetBSD.org⟩ wrote this man page.

Referenced By

racoon.conf(5).

March 12, 2009