System Administration Guide: IP Services

Example—Securing Traffic Between IPv6 Addresses Without Rebooting

The following example describes how to test secure traffic between systems with IPv6 addresses.

  1. Do the How to Secure Traffic Between Two Systems procedure through Step 4.

  2. Instead of rebooting, add the security associations to the database by typing the ipseckey command with the ipseckeys file as an argument.

    # ipseckey -f /etc/inet/secret/ipseckeys 
  3. Activate IPsec policy with the ipsecconf command:

    # ipsecconf -a /etc/inet/ipsecinit.conf 

    Note –

    Read the warning when you execute the command. A socket that is already in use (latched) provides an unsecured back door into the system.