Manpage of IPSEC_BARF
Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 1 June 2000
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ipsec barf - spew out collected IPSEC debugging information
ipsec look - show minimal debugging information
outputs (on standard output) a collection of debugging information
(contents of files, selections from logs, etc.)
related to the IPSEC encryption/authentication system.
It is primarily a convenience for remote debugging,
a single command which packages up (and labels) all information
that might be relevant to diagnosing a problem in IPSEC.
outputs a minimal subset of this,
intended as a quick look at current connections and related information,
in a somewhat less self-explanatory format optimized for terseness.
option limits the length of
the log portion of
output, which can otherwise be extremely voluminous
if debug logging is turned on.
censors its output,
and secrets with brief checksums to avoid revealing sensitive information.
output does not contain such information.
Beware that the output of both commands is aimed at humans,
and the output format is subject to change without warning.
Written for the Linux FreeS/WAN project
by Henry Spencer.
uses heuristics to try to pick relevant material out of the logs,
and relevant messages
which are not labelled with any of the tags that
looks for will be lost.
We think we've eliminated the last such case, but one never knows...
scripts (so they can be included in output) is, in general, difficult.
uses a very simple heuristic that is easily fooled.
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Time: 02:46:47 GMT, July 02, 2000