Subject: Re: racoon and psk.txt
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Joel Wilsson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/08/2003 01:02:24
On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 12:02  am, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Is it just me or did racoon break recently?
> I rebuilt -current yesterday, and after the reboot it does not seem to
> read the psk.txt file any more:

I'm running with a racoon built from 20030102 sources with PSK...
no problems here:
# /etc/rc.d/racoon restart
racoon not running? (check /var/run/
Starting racoon.
... and I'm sending this through an IPSEC tunnel from my PowerBook.

> # /etc/rc.d/racoon restart
> starting local daemons:.
> starting local daemons:.
> racoon not running? (check /var/run/
> starting local daemons:.
> Starting racoon.

I wonder why it says "starting local daemons:." so many times...?

> Anybody with a clue?

Not unless you find anything special in /var/log/messages.
The racoon source hasn't been touched for over a month.
My guess is that racoon dies before it gets so far that it actually
needs to read psk.txt.