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racoon-tool - program to manage the racoon(8) IPSEC IKE daemon.


racoon-tool [-h] reload|restart|force-reload|start|stop
racoon-tool [-h] sadflush|spdflush|saddump|spddump
racoon-tool [-h] vpndown|vdown|vpnup|vup connection-name|all
racoon-tool [-h] vpnreload|vreload connection-name|all
racoon-tool [-h] vpnlist|vlist [connection-name|all]
racoon-tool [-h] vpnmenu|vmenu [connection-name-regexp]
racoon-tool [-h] racoonstart|racoonstop|rstart|rstop


This manual page documents briefly the racoon-tool command. racoon-tool(8) is a perl script that can be used to control the racoon(8) IKE daemon and the SPD database within the kernel via the setkey(8) command. Various operations that it can do are described below.
You can also optionally choose not to use it via reconfiguring the racoon package using dpkg-reconfigure(8).


A summary of options are included below.
-h Show summary of options.


start Start racoon(8), loading any needed modules, configuring the SPD, and generating a configuration from /etc/racoon/racoon-tool.conf (head) and following up with *.conf files from /etc/racoon/racoon-tool.conf.d/.
stop Stop racoon(8) unloading any crypto/IPSEC modules, flushing the SAD and SPD.
reload Regenerate configuration from /etc/racoon/racoon.conf, and /etc/racoon/racoon.conf.d/, HUP racoon(8) and reinitialise the SPD and SAD.
Perform a stop followed by a start
Flush the SAD via setkey(8).
Flush the SPD via setkey(8).
Dump the SAD to screen via setkey(8), paginating via your pager.
Dump the SPD to screen via setkey(8), paginating via your pager.
vpnup|vup connection-name|all
Bring up the VPN connection(s).
vpndown|vdown connection-name|all
Take down the VPN connection(s).
vpnreload|vreload connection-name|all
Reload the VPN connection(s).
vpnlist|vlist [connection-name|all]
List the known VPN connections in /etc/racoon/racoon-tool.conf, etc. Can be used by a script or administrator to see if a VPN connection exists.
vpnmenu|vmenu [connection-name-regexp]
Start the VPN menu management mode. This displays the SPD, and you can shutdown VPNs from here. Latter on support will be added for checking status and reloading the chosen connection.
Start only the racoon(8) daemon.
Stop only the racoon(8) daemon.


- configuration file (head).
- configuration file segment directory read after the above.
- generated racoon.conf


This manual page was written by Matthew Grant <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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