once again I would like to beg for a bit of support.
The IPFire developers are currently integrating StrongSwan 5.0.0 into the distribution.
The main advantage is that we get rid of the pluto-Daemon which handled the IKEv1 protocol. That part was now integrated into charon, which handled the IKEv2 protocol up to then.
We are expecting (and already experiencing) a magnificent improvement of the connection stability. Especially in difficult situations, for example behind a NAT router and connections with dynamic IP addresses which change very often are getting much more fun to use.
Please join testing. More information and instructions about how to install the package are to be found on the development mailing list: