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Re: Heartbeats Straw Poll

On Mon, 07 Aug 2000 11:44:45 EDT you wrote
> BTW, I think that some sort of "IKE-level ping" facility would be very
> useful as a diagnostic tool.  however, it should not be abused as a
> "keepalive"/"make-dead" mechanism.

I know of two different implementations that have an interoperable "IKE-level
ping"-- one side sends a "LIKE_HELLO" (private notify value 30000) the other 
sends back "SHUT_UP" (private notify value 30002). It's very useful.