Reset racoon command line

  • I've tried the script located here but I get the following error.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_process_running() in /etc/inc/ on line 936

    I can't find which include has is_process_running() function otherwise I would just include that one also. Anyone know?

  • cmb@:~/gitroot/pfsense-mainline$ grep -r "function is_process_running" *
    etc/inc/ is_process_running($process) {


  • Thank you cmb!

  • Anyone have any luck with this script in pfSense 2.0.1?

    My final script is:

    #!/usr/local/bin/php -q

    It runs for several seconds and I show racoon as "Stopped" in Status > Services but it never seems to actually restart. Starting it again manually (via the web GUI) seems to work normally.

    I'm looking for a (simple) way to restart racoon with cron each day.


  • I'm having a similar problem.  When I run the php script to check and reset racoon I get the following response:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function conf_mount_rw() in /etc/inc/ on line 83

    I'm using IPSec for connectivity from an iPad.  IPSec runs for awhile until I disconnect from the VPN.  After doing that I can't reconnect to IPSec until I tick and re-tick the "enable IPSec" checkbox in the admin gui and click on save.

    Is there an easier fix?  I'm running 2.0.1.



  • I too would like to restart racoon with cron every day. Since racoon doesn't appear to be able to restart itself once it stops, I need to be able to have a cron job start/restart it at a specific time each day.

    None of the examples of starting or restarting racoon from the command line that I've searched for seem to actually work on pfSense version 2.0.1 release.

    Is there a parameter somewhere that will tell racoon to automatically restart if it is stopped?

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