[Openswan dev] Re: Openswan/klips vs. snmpd [Was: Re: [debian-openswan] System hangs with OpenS/WAN]

Nate Carlson natecars at natecarlson.com
Wed Jul 28 15:07:48 CEST 2004

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Christoph Haas wrote:
> Good hint. I had never thought the snmpd would be the cause (or at least
> the destruction trigger). :)

Yeah, took me awhile to figure that one out.

> I started the system with openswan installed and loaded. It worked fine
> for a while. Then I started the snmpd. The system still worked. Then I
> did an snmpwalk and the system hang. All I got was 34 lines of snmpwalk
> output (until right after the uptime.9). Then the snmpd died. No kernel
> panic though - just that the system began to be very uncooperative in
> means of network communication. I did not find a way to get it back to a
> stable state - just rebooting helped.

Yeah, same here. I'm guessing it has something to do with the way openswan
sets up the ipsec0, and what snmpd expects - I'm not a real programmer, so
I can't say for sure, though.  :)

> If I can I will gladly help you investigate the problem. But in the
> meantime I think I will stick to FreeS/WAN.


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