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IPSEC_PF_KEY(1)                                                IPSEC_PF_KEY(1)



NAME
       pf_key(5,8) - shows pfkey messages emitted by the kernel

SYNOPSIS
       pf_key(5,8)  --ah  --esp  --ipip  --ipcomp  --daemon  file(1,n) hmac-md5-96|hmac-
       sha1-96

DESCRIPTION
       pf_key(5,8) is a program to open(2,3,n) a PF_KEY socket(2,7,n) and print all messages that
       are  received  from  it.  With  no  options, it will register itself to
       receive key requests for AH, ESP, IPIP  and  IPCOMP  security  associa-
       tions.  If  given  more  specific  options, then it will listen(1,2,7) only to
       those protocols which are listed.

       If the messages are recognized, the messages will be decoded.

       If the option --daemon is provided, then after doing the registrations,
       the  program  will  fork into the background. The provided file(1,n) will be
       opened and the process ID of the background process will be written  to
       it.  This  option  is  present to present race conditions in(1,8) regression
       testing.

EXAMPLES
       FILES  /proc(5,n)/net/pf_key(5,8)

SEE ALSO
       pf_key(5,8)(5), ipsec(5,8)(8),  ipsec_manual(8),  ipsec_eroute(5),  ipsec_spi(5),
       ipsec_spigrp(5), ipsec_klipsdebug(5), ipsec_tncfg(8), ipsec_version(5)

HISTORY
       Written  for  the Linux FreeS/WAN project <http://www.freeswan.org/> by
       Michael Richardson <mcr@freeswan.org>



                                  17 Oct 2001                  IPSEC_PF_KEY(1)

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