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Strongswan IPSec Recommendation

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Hello,

I have a tunnel configured with strongSwan working perfectly, but I wish to get some recommendations to enable maximum performance, compression and security in this site-to-site connection.

I would like to get recommendations from the experts to ipsec.conf settings, using, if possible, IKEv2.

This is my ipsec.conf:
config setup
  plutodebug=all
  klipsdebug=all
  charonstart=yes
  plutostart=yes
  keep_alive=10s

conn %default
  keyingtries=%forever
  dpdaction=restart
  dpddelay=60s

conn site-to-site
  reqid=1632
  compress=yes
  authby=secret
  left=1.1.1.1
  leftid=1.1.1.1
  leftsubnet=192.168.1.0/24
  leftfirewall=yes
  lefthostaccess=yes
  right=2.2.2.2
  rightid=2.2.2.2
  rightsubnet=192.168.2.0/24
  auto=start

Thanks in advance!
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